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Overcoming a Dry Spell…

Greetings from DC! I know it’s been a while since I last updated. I’m a hospital administrator, so you can probably imagine how crazy my life has been since mid-March. While I can now write essays and research papers on how to staff and schedule COVID test sites and create the perfect drive-thru tent, creative… Continue reading Overcoming a Dry Spell…

Writing Political Thrillers
Writing

Writing Political Thrillers

This past week we honored President's Day in the United States. While I know that February is associated with romance, I thought it would be a good time to look at what makes good political fiction. While political fiction does not make as much money as romance or fantasy novels, Statista listed the genre sales… Continue reading Writing Political Thrillers

Writing Challenges
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Writing Challenges – we all have them and what to do about them…

Every writer has been there. You are writing a new story and find yourself written to a corner.  Or you’ve written enough query letters for an agent and you feel that you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome and have nothing to show for it.  You are struggling to get your first novel finished and published… Continue reading Writing Challenges – we all have them and what to do about them…

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Writing

The importance of a support system…

An important tool of any writing career is a good support system.  When we look at the business of writing we look at the mechanics behind the work and the process of releasing the book but rarely the people who help us complete a project.  I’m not talking about editors, cover artists, or beta readers. … Continue reading The importance of a support system…