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I have travelled from the rural community of Arctic Bay to the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, continually seeking new ideas from the people I meet. I am , primarily, a writer, but I have been a rancher, public health nurse, researcher and a university teacher. I enjoy talking to writers who look for inspiration and tips about writing. The world of social meda allows us all more exciting exchanges between writers and readers. You are invited to participate on my website.

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The overhelming nature of characters

The overhelming nature of characters

Characters seem to flow into my mind. Perhaps I’m a frustrated actor, but I love to inhabit their lives for a time when I writing their story. It is fun to be a teenager (although truly I wouldn’t want to relive my teen years) or…

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Author Party

Author Party

Chat with romance and mystery authors from the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Talk about your writing or their writing.  Tuesday, March 25th from 4 – 6 Pacific Time.  Join us at www.facebook.com/events/1459086684323109 Join Blue Ridge Literary Agency Authors Party Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00pm in…

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The surreal nature of a writer’s life.

The surreal nature of a writer’s life.

My friend mentioned that he found some of his life “surreal.” That stimulated me to think of what part of a writer’s life is real. We spend so much time creating an imaginary world where characters do and say things that feel real, and they…

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Chasing Double Spaces

Chasing Double Spaces

I just spent two hours chasing double spaces in my 95,000 word manuscript. How could I have erroneously added spaces to sentences hundreds of times? And they were not at the end of sentences! They were in the middle of sentences.  Somehow, they escaped my…

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Chasing the Obvious

Chasing the Obvious

Why does it take an editor to find a word that you overuse? Once she points it out, it smacks me in the face. It is as though it slips through my manuscript in camouflage, sneaky and ubiquitous. Always there, but never seen. My last…

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