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Dracula: Left or Right? And Where Twilight Went Wrong

Last week, a friend called me with a great idea for a TV show she wants to pitch to Netflix. She was contacting me because, a) She is a huge fan of my fiction, so she wishes to have me co-write with the scriptwriter for the show, and b) Because of my knowledge of horses […]

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WRITERS: Write a better novel in 5 steps

I like to read self-published authors. However, and unfortunately, I find that at least 85% of what I read doesn’t hold my attention for more than a paragraph, maybe two. Most people will read the very beginning of your book (some will try through a page or more, others may stop at the first sentence). If […]

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How Your Cat Will Sell Your Writing

Right now, you are calling me crazy! RIGHT? A CAT… a feline…selling your books, stories, and all else you may put on paper (or keyboard). See the photo to the left? This is my cat, Lucy and she is what I call my “spokescat” for my novels. I have also written and had published, several […]

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Self-Publishing the Hard Way!

After 30 years as a writer, I decided to self-publish! Of course, all self-publishing sites make it seem so easy, and give the impression you’ll be a rich and famous author with all the cards in your deck in no time at all. I am laughing only because this couldn’t be farther from the truth. […]

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Cat in the Book and the Birth of a Novel

If your cats are as much family to you as my cats are to me, and you’re writing a book, even a fiction novel, you can put your cats into your book as characters. Anne Rice put her dog Mojo in several of her vampire books as her character Lestat’s companion. George R.R. Martin (Game […]

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The Whole Truth

Whenever anyone asks me how I got my first book (House Cat) published, and I relay to them the story, they are amazed. The truth of the matter is, it took me years of rejections, sending out, getting the same replies, trying different things, rewriting and more before I was miraculously accepted… I am not […]

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The Whole Truth

Whenever anyone asks me how I got my first book published, and I relay to them the story, they are amazed. The truth of the matter is, it took me years of rejections, sending out, getting the same replies, trying different things, rewriting and more before I was miraculously accepted…

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