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Fiction Samples:  The Year of the Horses, Red Light, Green Light, Love Takes A Licking, Painted Black

Non-fiction Samples: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Diary of a Canoe Trip, Decluttering Your Desktop, The Master’s Degree Grows Up


Recent Posts

TMI? Or Just Enough?

Sharing excerpts of Cry Baby Cry is gratifying to me for two reasons. One, it is exciting to share what I’ve written which motivates me to continue writing, but also because I am hoping people who read these bits and pieces will feel as excited for the release of the book as I am.

As writing continues, however, it’s getting harder and harder to find things to share without spoiling the plot for those eager to read the whole thing. I have to constantly ask, am I releasing Too Much Information, or dropping just enough bread crumbs to lead you on without spoiling the story?

I hope today’s entry on Birthing the Next Book provides just enough info without going overboard into TMI. Click the quote below to read the new teaser.

Then suddenly his arms were around her and she was pulled close to his chest. She stiffened at first, but he felt so good, he smelled so good—all man and dried sweat and some remnant of aftershave.

  1. The Sprint for the Finish Leave a reply
  2. On the One Hand Leave a reply
  3. Who is Lily’s Father? Leave a reply
  4. Jo Drowns Her Insecurities Leave a reply
  5. Fiction Reflects Reality 1 Reply
  6. The Muse Returns Leave a reply
  7. Plot Knots 1 Reply
  8. Birthing the Next Synopsis 1 Reply
  9. Generating Suspense 1 Reply
  10. Chris and Franco 1 Reply
  11. Inching Along is Still Progress, Right? 1 Reply
  12. Setting Goals 1 Reply
  13. What’s in a Name? 1 Reply
  14. Characters Do Tell Their Own Story 1 Reply
  15. Avril’s Chapter is Done 1 Reply
  16. Who is Avril? 1 Reply
  17. Already a Stumbling Block 1 Reply
  18. Book Four Begins 1 Reply
  19. Street Stories Walk the Streets Leave a reply