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THE REWRITE IS DONE

It’s been a while since I posted because . . . I’ve been writing! And writing, and writing, and writing! And yes, the second draft is done! Yahooeee! I found it a difficult process. It’s hard to keep track of what you’ve written before and where it fits in the story. Have I said this before? Did I say it…

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Writing the Rewrite

 The things that happen in Porter’s Hollow grow stranger every day. The rewrite is on and the hollow is perhaps a bit darker place than I realized at first. I plan to delve into it deeper in this book but, yes, in spite of myself–there will be another. And maybe more? The story deepens as I go begging more telling…

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UPDATE: Progress on “Porter’s Hollow” Book

I believe the final decision on the title is, “In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow.” Confession–I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to this point. But, the rough draft is completed. It is novel length, over 57,000 words, and I am ready for the rewriting and editing stage. My mentor and inspiration Demi Stevens of http://yotb.press has it in her capable hands to…

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The Writing Experience Continues

The book title is most likely going to stay, “In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow.” It conveys the idea of the protagonist (the main character) being a woman whose family past has overshadowed who she has become. I like the way the picture above hints at shadows and old things hiding in them. The writing is going well. Over 50,000…

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Feeling Stuck?

  Know that feeling? Can’t go forward, can’t go back–you just stuck! Head in a hole, struggling just to breath. Had a cat once that knew all about being stuck. Tubby, that was actually her name, though she was sort of chubby. But she was a curious, grey tabby. A barn cat who loved her outdoor life. She wandered high…

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Writing Adventures

MY YEAR OF THE BOOK ADVENTURE Classes are going great! Loved this last one. We worked on character profiling. The question was asked, did you learn anything new about your character? And this is kind of weird I guess, but I discovered my main character has a half-brother she never knew about–and he is deeply involved in the story now….

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New Writing Venture

It’s January 2016, a new year, a new writing venture. I signed up with Year of the Book Press with Demi Stevens, http://yotbpress.com . I’ve finally decided, yes, I am strong enough to do this. The plan:  to complete an entire book in this one year, my first (complete book that is), and to have it published by spring of 2017. For…

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The Truth, Honestly, Really, in Writing

In the movie “A Few Good Men”, Jack Nicholson as Col. Jessop yells back at Tom Cruise’s Lt. Kaffe, “You can’t handle the truth!” Maybe he’s right. I know I’m not about to tackle the age-old philosophical question, “what is truth” here. Not in a short blog on a writer’s website. Alas, I am no Bertrand Russell. But for argument’s…

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WRITER’S/READERS BOOK EXPO

So today was the day of the York Book Expo I have been posting, tweeting, and Facebook-ing about. And it did not disappoint! Thoroughly enjoyed the day from the keynote speaker, David Rosenfelt, http://www.davidrosenfelt.com/ to the 62 “vendor” tables, to the informative, insightful conversations with authors and publishers and the representatives–both human and K9–of the local ASPCA that were featured at…

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BOOK EXPO–YORK, PA

This is exciting stuff for writer’s–and readers–in this area. Maybe I’ve been in the dark about this, but now that I know, I will be a regular. Can’t wait. It is Saturday, October 17, 2015. Doors open at 11:00am. Check out the link for more details: http://www.yorkbookexpo.org/ I plan to post more about it after I go and find out what…

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