Summer Writing

Summer is a great time to work on that novel. If you’re feeling stuck, I can work with your outline and/or work-in-progress to help you decide where to go next with your book. If you’re finished the first draft I can help you develop your plot/character/tone and more to take your book to the next […]

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The Joy of Nuance

The slow death of boring beats One of the things I see over and over again as an editor and critiquer is the two word beat. It looks like this: “Hello,” John said, “how’s it hanging?” “Mmmhp.” Bill shrugged. “Not so good these days. John nodded. “I know what you mean, girl troubles right?” “Not […]

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Ready for your close-up?

Jim Bondo rolled under the table with his gun. He always had his gun handy for situations just like this one. He squeezed the trigger and a carefully controlled stream of glue was forced into the space between the loose leg and the rest of the old wooden table. He knew Sara loved this table and fixing it was the best chance he had […]

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