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Novel In a Day 2014

Novel In a Day 2014

Last weekend, I took part in the annual Novel in a Day writing event, hosted by Literature & Latte.  I didn’t actually write an entire novel in a day, that would probably be impossible.  At least for me.  No, NaiD is much more interesting than that. Along with 24 other writers, I received an outline for one chapter in […]

50 Shades of Character Voice

50 Shades of Character Voice

Lately, I’ve been reading the Fifty Shades trilogy. It is repetitive and misogynistic and stupid. For a sex book, it’s very unsexy, unless you’re turned on by e-mail and contract negotiation. And the writing! It’s as bad – possibly worse – than you’ve heard. And I can’t put it down. Fifty Shades of Grey fails […]

You've Got the Right Stuff

“It’s not yours!  Why would I take your shirt?!”  I hollered on the verge of tears. “Well then, where’s mine, huh?”  Doria, my neighbor, crossed her arms and leaned her round, cherry-toned face into mine so I could see the flecks of dirt on her eyelashes.  She smelled like the tangy Fruit Stripes gum she […]