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Sharing Stories

All of us humans are storytellers. Most people won’t write a novel, but everyone shares a story at some time. Perhaps it’s a family memory, or a tale of the glory days of high school, but we all tell stories … Continue reading

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Learning From Merle

Merle Haggard passed away yesterday and I found myself feeling pretty melancholy. His music has been a part of my life for as long as I’ve been around. I can remember my father singing his songs and I sang them to … Continue reading

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I’ve Got an Agent!!!

I could not be more excited to announce that I now have an agent! That’s right, I can finally say those words, “wait, I need to call my agent.” I am thrilled to announce that I am represented by Terrie … Continue reading

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Sammy the Chinese Cowboy

Since it is still National Poetry Month, I got motivated to do some cowboy poetry. What is cowboy poetry, you ask? It is just like it sounds: poems about cowboys and cowboy life. There are many cowboy poets and even … Continue reading

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Writing in the New Year

Because today is the last day of 2014, I thought I would post a few of my writing plans for the upcoming year.  The old year saw many rejections, setbacks, and frustrations. That is part of being an author, so I’m … Continue reading

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Work In Progress

I was contacted recently by Colleen Halverson and asked to share some information about my current work in progress. Well okay, recently, might be incorrect. She actually contacted me over two weeks ago and I’m finally getting to it. She … Continue reading

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Based On a True Story

          The picture above is a cairn of stones placed at the site of the Appin Murder. It is located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands not far from Glencoe. This is the place where Colin Campbell was … Continue reading

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Amadine

Dear Writer’s Voice Thanks for considering my upper MG Fantasy, Amadine, complete at 45,000 words. All her life, twelve-year-old Amadine has wondered who she is. When bloodthirsty assassins invade her forest home she learns that she is the rightful heir … Continue reading

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Sprinting Through November

This blog has been quiet since the end of October and I thought I owed everyone an explanation. Every November, writers around the world participate in National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short. The premise is simple, write a … Continue reading

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The Place is the Thing

The setting of a novel often plays a large role in the story. Sometimes the setting is almost a character. Think, for example, of survival stories. The sea, jungle, or frozen tundra become an antagonist. At other times the setting … Continue reading

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