Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Secret Weapon in Writing: Playlists

Recently, I’ve rediscovered an old favorite of mine. Back in the 80s, when I was an exchange student and lived overseas, I became a fan of a band from Spain (relatively unknown in the US) called El ultimo de la … Continue reading

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Better Edits, Better Price!

On Amazon.com, I’ve finally had the chance to upload files that look really great on the Kindle for both Fragile Creatures and Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. Plus, each has a new, low price of 99 cents each. Better … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Final Draft

My child no longer believes in Santa Claus. A few years ago, she challenged me a few days before Christmas and said, “I don’t think Santa exists. I think parents put the gifts under the tree.” To that challenge, I … Continue reading

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Eighteen Months of Good Books

Although it has not been exactly a year since I put out my first book, Fragile Creatures, it feels almost as though it is. Since I put out that first book, I’ve put out a second book, Destined for Greatness … Continue reading

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On Releasing That Next Novel Into the Wild

Last year was the year I returned to writing fiction. Before that, the last time I wrote any stories was in the 80s, before college. I can’t remember any of the stories I wrote in my youth, except for the … Continue reading

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