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What Inspires a Writer?

Hello everyone, I have a guest blogger today. She is a writer and wonderful publicist. I couldn’t express the joys of writing better than she has. Enjoy the words of DENISE CASSINO below~~~Carol      “What makes those words pour … Continue reading

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I love words, but sometimes those words have to be changed. Lots of writers hate re-writing, and indeed it can be a challenge, especially if you are making seismic changes–turning your story inside out, or changing the character of the … Continue reading

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A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO ready to spread her wings!

Just last night I pushed my fledgling bird out of the nest. She was sent to a few beta readers to make comments, find my missing words, etc. This is such an exciting process. I can’t wait to see what … Continue reading

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Hi all, I’m very excited because my new novel A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO is almost ready to be pushed out of the nest, and given to some beta readers to proofread, critique and say wonderful things about it. Although there … Continue reading

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Hello everyone, Isn’t  this a wonderful picture? I love it. As paint is to the visual artist, words are to the writer. Everything from a child’s first written words of “I love you, Mom” to Tolstoy’s epic tombs, words inform … Continue reading

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The picture is of one of the many hidden or almost comletely hidden stairways that wind their ways up the hills of Sausalito. Note the Bay and Angel Island at the bottom of the photo. It’s been another busy week … Continue reading

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Not too long ago I was asked by my friend and mentor Teresa LeYung Ryan (Writing Coach and author) to define my “brand”, or “platform”. What’s a brand? It’s a statement that defines you, or what you write about, or what … Continue reading

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