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He Said…She Said: Writing Dialogue

He Said…She Said: Writing Dialogue

WHY IS WRITING DIALOGUE SO &%#$ HARD! When it come to writing novels, one area I always finding myself struggling is dialogue. Sometimes I get bogged down and can barely get a two word sentence out. . Other times, I find myself writing long flowery prose. Somehow I find it difficult to create realistic discussions that are relevant and move the story forward. Dialogue and thoughts go hand in hand. The male perspective and female perspective, are completely different and very unique. They…

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

I have a new book coming out on Feb. 7th! Squee! It’s Killer Secrets and you can see the back blurb on that on my Home page. I know writing is not an instant road to success. I’ve been here before. But, I intend to do better than I did when I started writing with a partner in 2007. We worked hard, put out great stories, and worked our tails off on marketing, only it led to few sales. There…

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Romantic Suspense in Progress

Romantic Suspense in Progress

I’m currently editing, with substantial revisions, a romantic suspense that I hope to have ready in a few more months for publication. The story began as a pantser effort, but eventually I tried to rein in the behemoth with some plotting. The result is that I have several story threads that I am trying to keep from becoming too tangled. Romantic suspense is a difficult genre. You have to balance the romance and the suspense. Sometimes one will take center…

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