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Interview with Rebecca Hodgkins

Rebecca Hodgkins has a background in magazine journalism and graphic design.  Her first novella, This Dance, These Bones is the third book in the Night Marshal series featuring Jack Talon and Nancy Dancehall.  She is currently at work on a novel … Continue reading

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Summer Goals

So, round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days ends Thursday. This one was a wash for me, but round 3 should be very good! This next round will be all about priorities. I have two stories coming … Continue reading

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ROW80: Final Check-In for 2014 Round One

~sigh~ Not the best round for me. Mainly because I also teach computers in the spring, and although I love teaching and have done it for years, it feels more and more like a chore lately. I’d rather be concentrating … Continue reading

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Tuesday was a major milestone in my writing career. I received monetary payment for a story I wrote! Although I have several stories published in anthologies and a magazine, all the ones out there so far have been freebies. I’m … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Writing

Some say The Hard Work of Writing is in the editing and revising process, taking out chunks of words that once seemed so perfectly right, and yet somehow do not belong in the finished piece. Some say The Hard Work … Continue reading

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Interpreting the Beta Reader

Beta readers are one of a writer’s greatest resources. This is usually an unpaid endeavor, done by friends or colleagues. The favor is often returned, the service reciprocal. It takes guts to be a good beta reader. Simply praising the writer … Continue reading

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