Monthly Archives: January 2016

Write Now: The Procrastinators Guide To Getting It Done

AS MANY AWESOME things about going Indie pubbed, there’s one that trips me up: Motivation. So I’m tackling Procrastination today. Last night I couldn’t sleep for being plagued by brilliant ideas, and today, I’m trying to decipher my notes (I’ve … Continue reading

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Creating a Novel/Character Timeline: Keep track of your characters

I AM DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED. And time challenged and clueless on distance and measurements. In the first version of Search 6, I had FBI Special Agent Tom Logan jump off a 20-ft. cliff effortlessly. In reading the draft, the real G-Man … Continue reading

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Theme vs. Premise: The difference between an *okay* book and a book you can’t put down

I’M HELPING A new writer get her book started, and I asked the two basic questions that are the underpinning of all good books–What’s your theme? What’s your premise? She gave me a blank stare and said, “You mean, what’s … Continue reading

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Take the E-book Plunge: How to get started *e-book resources

ARE YOU READY to take the e-book plunge? Yay for you! But where to start … The only thing that stays the same in e-publishing is that it seems to change every dang day. So. Auntie Kit’s going to help … Continue reading

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Making Sausage and Writing. It’s kind of the same thing

I AM SO not a Winter Person–and yes, I finally came to realize that yes, Mother Nature is giving herself a much-needed break from all that growing and greening and blooming and carrying on, but still. It’s winter. Blech. And … Continue reading

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Doing *Life* while doing *Writing*

ACK. I SLEPT late this morning because the last five days I’ve been walking-fence and fixing the broken areas. And I gave Atticus Bratty Catticus extra treats this morning because he didn’t do his usual roof-stomping thunder-paws routine. Probably he was … Continue reading

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If A Writer Falls In Love With You, You Can Never Die

IT IS TRUE, that if a writer falls in love with you, you can never die–and this truth crosses ages, gender and even species. My husky-mutt, Tahoe, was probably the worst dog in the world, and a boy after my … Continue reading

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