Monthly Archives: March 2016

Write your book. The template that will save your book. And maybe the world . . .

IT SEEMS LIKE a long time ago that I took a screenwriting class from a guy who’s cranked out millionaire-screenwriters like green M&Ms, but when I sat down in that first class, we did a basic *Beat Sheet*–though that’s not … Continue reading

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Yeah, you can train a jackass. But why would you want to?

  ONCE UPON A time, in a different life (before I started really writing),  I worked at an exotic vet clinic (a doctor’s office for the care and mending of unusual animals), and one of the many manuals we received … Continue reading

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Today is now The Official Screw Rejection Day

I’M PROCLAIMING TODAY *Screw Rejection Day.* I got some disappointing news that I *took* as rejection, when in fact, after re-reading it, was not. It was a *We love it, can’t do it right now, but please try again later* … Continue reading

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Play with your Peeps! *Then make Peep S’mores in your oven

WHOEVER SAID, “DON’T play with your food obviously didn’t like Peeps. You can play with your Peeps, display them until Monday, then pop ’em in the oven for some quick, tasty Oven Peep S’mores . . . perfect writing fuel … Continue reading

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Writing a book is like having a possum under your bed: The only solution is to GET IT OUT!

THE CATTLE ARE fed, the kitties are down for a nap–It’s cold, so it’s time to curl up and write. The biggest problem I have is *resistance*–I know I need to write. It’s making myself sit down and do it … Continue reading

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They’re not Sweet Cheeks, they’re Bunny Buns!

IT’S COMING UP on Easter, and after a lo-o-o-ong, cold winter, it’s time to pull out the Pyrex pans and get busy. Oh how I love Cute Food. And I love creating little pieces of art that are both delicious … Continue reading

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Rights Reversions: Getting the rights to your books back

SO. YOUR PUBLISHER’S gone bankrupt and/or out of business, or you feel your books have been under performing, and you want your rights back. It’s kind of like buying a boat–the happiest days of your boat-owning life are the day … Continue reading

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