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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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06 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Angsty writers

As I’ve mentioned a time or two on this blog, I read a lot of advice columns, especially the more offbeat ones, like Cary Tennis in Salon and Dear Prudence at Slate, and Carolyn Hax, who puts the beat down on so many people that it’s a wonder anyone still writes in. She never sides […]

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