Monthly Archives: December 2008

CHEER AND GOOD WILL TO ALL

We’re (me and the kidlets) off to Jolly Ole England for the holiday festivities. I’ve been promised pantomimes and mummers and faux knight battles, morris dancers, plum pudding and sticky toffee too. Wishing you all joy and the best of … Continue reading

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AWFUL FIRST PARAGRAPHS Contest

Over at agent Nathan Bransford’s blog, he just wrapped up a contest for great opening paragraphs. There were some really stellar entries. The grand prize winner will be revealed on Monday. Head on over to check it out: http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/ I … Continue reading

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THROWING CURVEBALLS

I plot. I plod. I plot a lot more than I used to. When I first started writing lengthily- books instead of short stories- I would just go with the flow. Sit there and let it all spill from my … Continue reading

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BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS- A LIST

Everyone is doing this right now so I thought why not me? Besides I’m feeling a little bereft of ideas these days. Most of my mental power is directed towards the WIP (Work in Progress) and I don’t really have … Continue reading

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KIM Books

I just completed an interview with a great new on-line book seller called KIM Books. They are a non-profit bookstore and sell wonderful books in all genres for little more than their cost. You should all definitely check them out … Continue reading

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BLACK WEDNESDAY

That’s what the publishing industry newsletter PUBLISHER’S LUNCH is calling it. This past Wednesday quite a few of the big publishing houses announced lay-offs, resignations, and departmental consolidations, which always results in lay-offs as well. This followed the news a … Continue reading

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SNOW FEATHERS

If you had been standing next to me on top of a hill the other day you would have been caught in a whirlwind of snow feathers (flakes? seems like such a disappointing description). You could have caught them on … Continue reading

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