Monthly Archives: February 2008

POODLERAT NAME CONTEST

JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL VIA THE CONTACT PAGE TO ENTER. (info@feltusovalton.com) GOOD LUCK AND WEX LETHOO RADOK! -JO //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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NAME A POODLERAT

AND WIN A HARDCOVER COPY OF THE 2008 CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET BY BRIAN SELZNICK COURTESY OF FELTUS OVALTON!!! *TO GET AN IDEA OF THE TYPE OF NAME POPULAR AMONG THE NOBLE RACE OF POODLERATS IT’S A … Continue reading

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Doctor Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

So right now I’m trying to work on two books simultaneously.  Making background notes, shuffling story lines and clarifying plots on one while I await my editor’s revision (-ary) notes; and finishing up the first draft of another book. Why … Continue reading

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Correction to “Just write the (bleeping) story!”

I actually managed to track down the tattered copy of “A Book Of Princesses” I so loved as a child. I believe it’s out of print now but there was a whole series: Princesses, Princes, and Magicians being the three I … Continue reading

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Mister Grumpy Pants Snarky Face von Loser

The joy of writing an anti-hero The hero of my book is not a hero. He’s a fairly typical boy and it may be hormones (I hope not!) or bad upbringing or just plain contrariness, but he is frequently peevish … Continue reading

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YOU SUCK! YOU ROCK!

This is a blog about dealing with other people’s opinions. You down with OPO? No,me neither, not really, but it’s something that will happen whether you go looking for it or not. I was just speaking about this very topic … Continue reading

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JUST WRITE THE (BLEEPING) STORY

I have the line above (without the expletive deleted) taped to the wall by my computer. It serves as a reminder to me to aim for succinct sentences that move my story along. Please let me not be the only … Continue reading

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HELL FOR LEATHER

I’m not sure where this expression comes from. I’m assuming it’s got something to do with riding horses really fast without bridle or stirrups maybe, but in any case it’s apt, no? It means no holds barred; giving it all … Continue reading

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