Monthly Archives: November 2009

It’s The Story Stupid

Over the past few years I’ve noticed the not-too-subtle change in entertainment, including novels and movies. It seems we’ve turned slowly from quality creativity to STORY. Some of those who write today are not very good writers, but they are … Continue reading

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With the announcement from Harlequin that the publisher has begun a new house for E books with a long list of genres, it’s easy to see that the E book evolution has begun. Take a look at what this publisher … Continue reading

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Writing the Bones

Recently I heard comments about how wasteful it is to write a novel in a month. Everyone knows you can’t do that. It will be nothing but trash. Comments like this are usually made by left-brained people. Right-brained people are … Continue reading

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November is Writing the novel month

I’m sure most of you are aware of all those writers who will begin to write their 50,000 word novel this month. I’ve decided to unofficially join all those involved in this endeavor and write a novel I’ve thought about … Continue reading

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