Category Archives: fiction writer

The Process of Writing

My daughter is a pre-school teacher, and yes they do teach. She once told me that children of that age are more interested in and enjoy the process more than the outcome, solution, results. Take your pick. As a writer, … Continue reading

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What Comes Next? / Small Publishers Rock

Late last week, sitting at my desk, fingers on the keys, I found nothing to write. What was going on? Ah, yes, I’d finished my book, in this case two books, and didn’t have the foggiest what might be next. … Continue reading

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How to Have a Writing Career

When I first started writing I had an electric typewriter from Sears and a desk in the kitchen. At the end of a day I’d be ankle deep in ripped out pages which I’d rewritten tenaciously. Four novels later I … Continue reading

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Drafting Two Books at Once

Though I consistently write fiction, for some reason my nonfiction finds more success. And so it is that I’m working on two regional nonfiction books at once, I suppose. Even with six published historical romances under my belt, and four … Continue reading

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Pitching at Conferences

With a regional important conference on the horizon, (Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. scheduled for May 1-3) I’ve been working on a pitch for my latest manuscript so I can present it to editors/agents. I’ve done this before, and had nibbles … Continue reading

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