Category Archives: Self publishing

Playlist for Invertebrates

  In a past blog, I mentioned that generating a playlist for a book that I am writing is one of the keys to completing a novel. Each time I write a novel, I make a separate play list on … Continue reading

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February Flash Fiction Month: The Profession of Faith in Future Tense

Vigil Mass of St John the Baptist’s Nativity (Photo credit: Lawrence OP) Here is the second flash fiction story I wrote for my book of short stories, Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. I thought this would be appropriate for … Continue reading

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February Flash Fiction: Gloria to God in the Highest

This month, I’ve decided to share some of my flash fiction with you from my book Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. Enjoy! Gloria to God in the Highest For the first time, Gloria felt free to wear a dress … 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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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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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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