Monthly Archives: November 2008

Identity status / Psychology in fiction writing

I’m fascinated by psychology and think that my understanding of it helps me with character development. One thing I find intriguing is that many of my favorite writers have a background in this subject. A few years ago I took … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Bridget Zinn

Today I have a guest blogger, Bridget Zinn, who also writes YA fiction. A few weeks ago she did a techie post on how to make use of all those online tools that will help you network.  Be sure to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Saturday Night Dirt

Seventeen-year-old Melody “Mel” Walters knows the speedway she helps her dad run isn’t firing on all financial cylinders, but she’s not ready to give up yet.  If she can draw some big name out-of-town drivers, she might turn things around—unless … Continue reading

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Race Morgan’s Car

I’ve been working on promotional stuff lately.  Ideas for my platform, materials for my one-day-to-be-published website, and business cards specifically tailored to my writing (you can’t really hand an agent your landscaping card at a conference). I want to have … Continue reading

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I Want to Believe / Obama’s Message / Hope

My life is crazy right now.  Everyone’s leaves are coming down and as a landscaper I’m swamped with hauling them away. Plus I’m caught up in the ongoing effort to build a ‘platform’ through my blog and other activities. And … Continue reading

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The Carver Curves

I learned something a few weeks ago while driving to a friend’s house in Estacada. Those wonderful twisty turns between Carver and Barton on Oregon’s highway 224 are called the Carver Curves. Gotta love that alliteration. The Carver Curves are … Continue reading

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The Value of a Writing Community / My Writing History

I started writing when I was 13, and for years I did it pretty much in a vacuum. Oh, I had a few confidants that I’d show my stuff to, like Damon, my best friend in high school.  But I … Continue reading

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Blog the Vote

My husband and I had a friend who loved to complain about all that was wrong with the country.  But he didn’t vote. It wasn’t just that he was too lazy—he absolutely refused, stating that he wouldn’t be part of … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time

I have three cats. One of them is, shall we say, BIG BONED.  Even though they eat Innova Low Fat food, ol’ Loki continues to be a bit on the chunky side. Okay, I’ll stop mincing words. That little sucker … Continue reading

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