THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF ALL

I learned this tip while still a teenager.  I studied ballet from one of the country's (perhaps the world's) best technicians.  She was so good that professional dancers of all kinds who were in Chicago for a gig took whatever classes she could fit them into for the duration of their stay.  They weren't good enough to be in the …

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On to the next American romance novel with a gothic feel

On to my next novel and back to what I often enjoy, writing a story with a touch of the supernatural.  This time it's something in a lake that's been there for a long, long time.  Since before white people came to the north woods.  So the question will be, are the spirits friendly or not?  …

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WORKING WRITER TIP… THE EASY WAY TO ORGANIZE

Autumn has arrived in the north country.  It's not the peak of the colors, that'll come in three weeks or so.  But there's enough color in the landscape to know summer is ending.  And the nights are sometimes downright cold, even freezing.  You'd think all this praise for autumn would mean it's my favorite season.  …

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WORKING WRITER TIP… STORYBOARDING WITHOUT THE BOARD

Ever watch 'House' on TV with Hugh Laurie playing the part of a brilliant diagnostician?  We do.  My husband watches the clock during the show.  Approximately 48 minutes into the show, he'll announce that it's epiphany time so House will shortly diagnose this week's mysterious disease.  It happens just as he predicts.  Every time.  Because House …

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