Zucchini Can be Dangerous — Who Knew?

Zucchini Can be Dangerous — Who Knew?

Blossom City, August 9, 2017 In other news, Petal Choufleur died a somewhat violent death yesterday. According to the investigating police officer, Milton Courgette, a blunt instrument did the deed. Based on the evidence strewn near her body (being chunks of green squash and a pink and white gingham ribbon) he speculated Petal was zonked(…)

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How to Make Your Reader Throw Your Book Across the Room

I think it’s safe to generalize here and say that every writer wants their reader to be drawn into, and stay in, the story they’ve written. We study the craft, whether by reading other writers’ work or taking courses or both, and we invest buckets of sweat into our stories, all with the goal of(…)

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Today’s Review: The Novel Writing Intensive

Eleven other writers and I participated in the Novel Writing Intensive on Whidbey Island in mid-October. This three and a half day retreat combines seminars, focused critiques and one-on-one consultations. The seminars and critiques were led by well-known authors Steven James and Robert Dugoni. Participants were also offered consultations with the authors and with Pam(…)

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