Monthly Archives: January 2012

From Zero to First Draft

I have almost finished the first draft to my most current novel. It has taken me roughly six months to arrive at this point in the process. This is how long it usually takes me to write a first draft … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name, Would The Character Be The Same?

I’ve never really liked my name. When I was really young, I couldn’t pronounce it. Later, in elementary school, I had  a heck of a time spelling it. In secondary school, I got teased because of it. At that point, … Continue reading

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From Snarky to Compassionate With a Simple Change in Person

I am a super fan of the Olympics. Specifically, I adore the winter games. Even as a child, I would make it a point to watch every sport I could during that two-week span of Olympic coverage on television. Back … Continue reading

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My New Novel is Finally Out and Proud!

Evening Prayer is now out on the Kindle! Imagine that your family forced you to follow a dishonest lifestyle. Imagine that your friends could never tell you the truth. And imagine that your lover was someone you could never really … Continue reading

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