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The Blue Muse
A grateful heart: A man who understands writing deadlines

A grateful heart: A man who understands writing deadlines

So what if I found the actual 7-month old Little Debbie box in the laundryroom? It doesn't surprise you that we recently hired a housekeeper, does it?"I could use something sweet," I told him via text message."Like what?" Mr. T replied."Hmm. Powdered s...

The Blue Muse
Things I’d rather do instead of "killing my darlings"

Things I’d rather do instead of "killing my darlings"

I was a word lumberjack all day, hacking and slashing and cutting down chapters of my dissertation to squeeze my carefully sculpted ideas into a too-small space for a conference submission. As a result of my twitter complaining, a friend shared Stephen...

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The Blue Muse
National Blog Posting Month on BlogHer: Okay, I’m in

National Blog Posting Month on BlogHer: Okay, I’m in

I forgot my blog birthday. Again.I didn't write about our third anniversary.It took me a month to opine about flying completely solo for the first time.I still haven't posted photos from the Reno Air Races, or shared my love of the public library, or t...

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MidLifeBloggers
Finding One’s Form: Writing from Multiple Perspectives

Oct 8, 2013

Writing my first novel in my 40s and 50s was actually my first foray into storytelling, and much of what I did in service to this impulse was driven by a kind of recklessness I didn’t know I possessed.

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Enter the Between
Visionary Novel Between Now and Forever is Published!

Visionary Novel Between Now and Forever is Published!

Finally, the day has arrived. Between Now and Forever, the first novel in my Enter the Between series, is published. If you'd like to purchase a copy for your Kindle, click here. It's only $2.99, less than the cost of a cup of coffee. ...

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MidLifeBloggers
Creating Characters That Live

Sep 29, 2013

As a writer, I can’t explain this phenomenon. I know that characters are my imagination, but the moment they come to me, it’s like they’re real and they let me live their lives through words.

MidLifeBloggers
Taking Notes & the MidLifeBloggers Writers Workshop

Sep 26, 2013

The MidLifeBloggers Writers Workshop, which is starting this Monday, is going to take place almost wholly on Google Drive. I like to think of Google Drive as our private meeting room, a lounge of sorts, that we can go to wherever and whenever we please.

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MidLifeBloggers
Syllabus & Specifics: MidLifeBloggers Writers Workshop

Sep 15, 2013

I’ve deliberately structured the Workshop so that it is fluid enough to meet the needs of a variety of writers of all stages and genres, because I know that good writing is good writing, no matter the genre. That fluidity will also enable us to accom...

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MyCup2Yours
A mom with a dream (who is now a magazine publisher!)

Sep 13, 2013
A mom with a dream (who is now a magazine publisher!)

My friend Lisa Thibodeau says she’s just a mom with a dream, but I think she’s so much more than that! She recently joined me on Part-Time Author Podcast and shared her story of how she made her dream come true and started her own magazine. Take a minute to listen to Episode 14 here http://bit.ly/15gV5AE; I know...

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MyCup2Yours
Free monthly newsletter and a way to get your story published!

Sep 11, 2013
Free monthly newsletter and a way to get your story published!

Hi everyone, If you’re subscribed to my blog and getting these updates in your reader–email, google or otherwise–I first want to say thanks. I truly appreciate you reading! (And if you’re not subscribed, you can do that here.) I also want to update you on a couple of quick things: I just sent out...

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