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Ryann and Ryann’s Brother, A Review

I don’t want to bog down all of you with too many posts today, but I told fellow author, Paul Dorset, I would do a review this weekend for his new book, Ryann’s Brother, that just came out! I was fortunate and honored to be one of Paul’s beta readers, for both “Ryann” and “Ryann’s …

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Context, Goals, Following Directions!

I have been doing beta reads for the past two months for two different authors and have fallen way behind on my blog posts! Yikes! And I was supposed to publish this post on Sunday (Two Sundays ago), but sometimes personal life, i.e. my dad, takes precedence over professional life. I have some goals set for today. …

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Your Book, Your Title

I’m on a blog roll! LOL So let’s talk about titles today. How did you come up with the title of your book in progress? Or your current book that’s been published? Or one of your past books? Do you go to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and put in your book’s title, before you publish …

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Expressive Hands

I talk with my hands. No I don’t know sign language and no I’m not Italian, even though people have asked me if I am.  My hands have a mind of their own and many times I don’t realize what they are doing until I realize the person I’m talking to, is staring at them. …

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I’m Stuck…

No, it’s not writer’s block! I refuse to have writer’s block! No, No, No! It’s just the words won’t come…. It’s just a bump in the road…It’s…. I stare at the empty page. Or maybe the page has lots of words, but I can’t see them… Yeah! Maybe that’s it. They are invisible. So… I’ve …

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My Different Perspective and a Review

I have written a couple of short stories for “The Short Story Group’s” anthologies and have just finished reading the current one “Love is in the Air” Loved it! I am terrible at writing reviews…So let’s just talk about short story collections and anthologies.  The great thing about them is, you get to try all …

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Struggling To find My Place

Bored? Me, Bored? No, I have too much to do! And that’s probably my problem. I need to do, this, this, and this, but I want to do, this, this, and this! The problem with this is, I tell myself, “If you don’t do this, this, and this, you can’t do this, this, and this!” …

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NaNoWriMo, A Book Cover, And Two Friend’s New Books

Well I did it, I took the plunge and signed up for NaNoWriMo. I did the challenge last November and wrote “Chris’ Journey Turning Different Corners , Her Journey Begins.”  http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Turning-Different-Corners-ebook/dp/B008NQDUQY Which is the first book in the series. I’ve already written the last book, but have been struggling with the second and third book. …

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“The Writing Exercise Challenge”

There are many different challenges and blogger awards that get passed from blog to blog. I decided to come up with a writing exercise challenge that you can do to help build up your weaknesses. Mine, personally, is writing descriptions whereas others struggle writing dialogue. See last week’s post here; https://karensdifferentcorners.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/a-challenge-interested/#comments So here are the …

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A Challenge! Interested?

There is a fine line as to how much of your story is dialogue, and how much is description, and every story’s fine line is different. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out just where that fine line falls. But some of us have problems writing dialogue and some of us have problems with writing descriptions. …

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