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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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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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Re-writing, Re-writing, Re-writing

Re-writing, Re-writing, Re-writing

I love working on the second rewrite.

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The Dreaded Rewrite

The Dreaded Rewrite

When I begin a book I’m never sure that I will be able to finish it.

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The Drive to Write…

The Drive to Write…

It is almost impossible to stop writing once you begin. Beware of what habits you are embracing when you first decide to write. Writing becomes your passion, your joy, and your compulsion. You write at bus stops, in dentist offices, in cafes, as well as…

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