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Regardless of the genre, the insatiable passion to write fills notebooks with drafts, computer files with stories, and sleepless nights with revisions.  That said, the thought of pushing our little darlings from the nest is daunting even for the most seasoned of writers.  With the current status of the publishing industry demanding selectivity in today’s market, rejection is… Read more »

Patience has never been my long suit, so stewing for over an hour in the reception room of my hematologist/oncologist office was enough to almost make blood shoot from my eyes – until I took stock in my situation. To my right was a woman, young enough to be my daughter, who was void of a… Read more »

I brought our new puppy into our house; a squirming, nipping mound of tri-colored cuteness we unanimously named Pennington after a soon-to- be traded quarterback. A beagle; pedigreed down to his waving white-tipped tail. Having committed to memory a plethora of award winning dog manuals, I felt ready to take on the task to acclimate… Read more »

Anything worth having is worth fighting for.  Certainly this is true in our careers, the goals we set for ourselves, and never so true as with our children and family members. But to die for? We have all heard the term roll off the tongues of sales people and advertisers.  “Eat at our restaurant.  The… Read more »

To query or not to query, that is the question; or maybe just when.  Once you have written, rewritten, edited, put it aside, had all your critics mull it over, began again, you’ve wallpapered the room – twice – and have endured that colonoscopy you’ve been putting off; is it finally time?  And do you… Read more »

A synopsis may be your first and only chance to sway a literary agent or editor. You’ve been able to beat the odds by completing an entire manuscript. Don’t let the synopsis throw you; make it count. Firstly though, if you are an aspiring writer, you might also have questions about how to compose a… Read more »

For those of us who naturally adopt a positive approach to life, there are occasions such as the flashes of blue lights in your rearview mirror, facing emergency surgery or, perish the thought, submitting your query to seek publication that the bravest of us find daunting.  As writers we appreciate rejection is part of the… Read more »