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Body Language of Love and Lying:

A MAN WILL tell you his intentions is you know how to listen. That was a real epiphany for me recently, and I’m going to demonstrate *how* to really listen to what people are saying, and how to use this … Continue reading

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‘Til The Cows Come Home: Writing when you can’t write. And cows.

SO ONE OF MY rancher-neighbors (a 92-year-old man who just broke his collarbone while baling hay) asked me to temporarily take care of three of his bulls. So I tried not to sigh when I said, “I’d be happy too” … Continue reading

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How to Create Compelling Characters & Avoid Scary Puppy Monkey Baby

AFTER BEING COMPLETELY underwhelmed by Super Bowl 50 (the game and the commercials) and the insane amount of money The Man spent on the ads, I thought about why most of them didn’t work–the answer? Most of them seemed to … 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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The Best Revenge: Why you don’t mess with a Mystery Writer. Or her friends . . .

THE GODFATHER’S DON Corleone may have said “Revenge is a dish that tastes best when it is cold,” but that’s because he didn’t know any good mystery writers or their incorrigible friends. I like my revenge to be more creative … Continue reading

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Harold, the-heavy-set guard: Sometimes I miss that fat bastard

IT’S A BIT rough, I know, and I’m still working on it, but I love Cauley’s scenes with her boss, Mike Tanner, the long-suffering editor of the Austin Sentinel . . . Chapter Five I hung back for a moment … Continue reading

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