The Next Big Thing

First off – thanks to Carol Berg, who tagged me in the Next Big Thing!  (If you haven’t read Carol’s lush epic fantasies, you should add them to your bookshelves now.  Today.  Go.  I’ll be waiting here for you!)  On to the Next Big Thing… What is the working title of your next book? The Single Witch’s Survival Guide, the fourth book in the Jane Madison Series. Where did the idea come from for the book? The last Jane...

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Rules of Writing

Because I’ve always wanted to be one of the cool kids… I think that the last of these rules is *by far* the most important; however, in the spirit of the meme, I give you my ten rules of writing: 1.  Read.  A lot. Read the genre you’re writing in.  Read other genres.  Learn the rules of genres, so that you can apply them, then twist them, then break them.  Understand where giants have walked before...

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Why I Write

As requested by domynoe, my responses to the Why I Write meme… I write because I can’t imagine not writing. I go through my day-to-day life, and I make up stories about the people and the things around me. I create my own little versions about why that woman is shopping in that store, why that child is sulking, why that man is screaming into his cell-phone. I also find bits and pieces of information, and I think – Wow, this is...

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Me? Meme?

I’m not big on memes – I’m intrigued by other people’s answers, but I feel a little… I don’t know… silly posting my answers here.  (I mean, who *cares* about what I have to say?!?) And yet, this one drove me to create my own reply.  I’m surprised at the number of writers I read as a kid.  I’m surprised that there are no books on the list that I started but never...

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