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Presenting Double Alchemy & In Love and War

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in General, Sharon | 8 comments

This week, I’m happy to help get the word out about two new books, In Love and War by Tara Mills and Double Alchemy by Susan Mac Nicol .

First, let’s talk about Double Alchemy presented by my friends over at Virtual Writers.

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The Inner Voice of Elaine Calloway

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in General | 28 comments

Today, please welcome the fabulous author of The Elemental Clan series, Elaine Calloway who’s sharing why she chose not to take the advice of her editor.

Here’s Elaine!

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Identity, Character, Personality

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Carole, General | 4 comments

This week, I will not discuss deleted scenes or writing or romance. I will discuss identity. Selfness. I am posing the ever important question, who am I? And what do I want?

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This Dumpster Dive Will Yield No Treasures

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Friends on Friday, General | 20 comments

It’s Friday and that means it’s Deleted Scenes day! Please welcome our guest, Deborah O’Neill Cordes,  who’s sharing how she tamed the dreaded info dump monster, a monster all writers need to harness. Deborah does it expertly in her latest novel, Dragon Dawn. I’m reading Dragon Dawn at the moment, and I don’t usually read sci-fi, but Deborah builds her worlds and characters so masterfully, I am hooked and rooting for the heroine. I want to go with the heroine  in this story and you will too!

Here’s Deborah!

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Editing For Character

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in General, Sharon | 6 comments

This month, we’re talking editing and have wonderful guest speakers every Friday on our Deleted Scenes series.

Recently, I was fortunate to have a veteran young adult author, the fabulous Sylvia McNicoll join my critique group for a few sessions. I’m taking her advice as I edit my WIP—look for ways to make that scene work harder, make it do more than one thing, reveal more.

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Ella Quinn on Deleted Scenes

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in General | 20 comments

When I virtually met Ella Quinn, she wasn’t published. I knew she was a fast writer and dedicated to her task. The first book of her The Marriage Game series

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My Sweet Darlings

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in General | 14 comments

I love our current theme of deleted scenes. Our guests’ posts are fabulous and they provide good ideas on their personal treatment of editing.

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