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  • Importance of keeping track: I wrote a short story that grew into a novella that is developing in a novel for the fall (mind you everything before this has already bee...
  • I missed this post for a few days, sorry for getting back to you so late. 1.500 is a great goal, I think. For NaNoWriMo (the contest in November) you have to do 1.667...
  • This year I had hoped to do much better in NaNo than I am, but I suppose anything is better than nothing. Last night I managed to get over the 10,000 mark, so it's as...

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    In her Pioneer Girl, novelist Bich Minh Nguyen offers us Lee, a protagonist who is both a thief and a literary sleuth. The morally complex detectives of the best myste...
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    Hi Deirdre....Well, my quick answer to your last question is, "by answering messages." But that would require, keeping up with the various places that messages are pos...
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    My pub date for my book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic is almost here (November 6) I never realized all that can be done to promote the book. My organizational...

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  • Kelley, you capture so well the healing that writing through loss can be---along with... One Bowl, dealing with that loss.  [http://issuu.com/echapbooks/docs/one_bowl?mode=embed&layout=http://www.s...
  • I have no probalems with Tips 1-4. I've got all that down pat. I think my biggest sticking (or "stuck" as the case may be) point is with Tip #5. I know I should do thi...
  • My first novel went through five drafts. During each iteration the characters grew in complexity and depth. An outline based on plot would not have survived that process. A timeline, however, proved useful in keeping track of character locations. That is where I've started for my second novel.