Living just east of Crazy

Review of The Devil in Pew Number Seven

Few books have touched me like this one. If I had to summarize it in two words, it would be ‘Forgiveness personified.’ The book begins by Rebecca telling her story. In a short time her life went from being a daughter of a happy country preacher, to a living hell when a power hungry man […]

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Beta readers – a goldmine of valuable feedback

In a previous article we talked about strategies, advantages, and pitfalls in critiquing. We all need the eyes of others to look over our work, but once the critiquing process is complete, the manuscript isn’t yet ready. It is my opinion that every manuscript should be read by non-writers. We as writers have a different […]

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Apologies to Emily’s Husband :)

A reader’s response to I Called Him Dancer This storyline is about much more than dancing. The plot and characters carry the reader through a variety of life experiences, from failure and loss to love and redemption. I loved how he was able to develop the characters from young people to adults and weave their […]

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The Book Launch for ‘I Called Him Dancer’!

Congratulations to Sherry Cunningham! Sherry is the winner of the Kindle 3. Congratulation to Dee Bradley! Dee is the winner of the $25 Amazon gift card. Congratulations to Suzanne Hartmann! She’s the winner of the book drawing. Thanks to everyone for making the launch week of I Called Him Dancer a big success! The contest […]

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Polishing your gems – 5 editing strategies (Part 3 of 3)

Using discernment in critique groups Critiques are often filled with both good and bad advice. For a writer, this can be confusing. Fellow writers sometimes attempt to impose their voice onto your work. Critiquing is not intended to cause writers to adopt a specific style of writing, but to identify problems that keep their voice […]

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