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01 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Pantsing redux: or, now I’m confused

Welp, after The Great Outlining Disaster of 2014, I went back to pantsing it. Going along great, words are flowing, not sure about Chapter 4, but I keep plowing along, and then, first slowly and then with increasing speed, the further I get, the more the derailed cars pile up. Scenes go nowhere. Characters say […]

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23 June 2013 ~ 4 Comments

Lessons from the Writers League — Part I

Lessons from the Writers League of Texas conference. I spent Saturday at the Writers League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference and came away with a lot of practical advice and information. Everyone was eager, professional, and wonderful to talk to and work with. My panels, on historical fiction and alternative worlds, were well-attended, and […]

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19 May 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Bandit Girls second draft complete

The second draft of Bandit Girls is now complete. One more pass — or half-pass — should do it before I send it to my beta readers. What have you learned, Dorothy? I learn something with every book I write and this one is no different. In this case, I have a better understanding of […]

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