Category Archives: Glamour

Name That Name

The more I write, the more I notice names. It’s sounds petty, but picking the right name for major characters can be frustrating.  First of all the name must satisfy the author’s inner sense of rightness.  As writers, we are … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Synopsis

 Ugga-mugga.  I hate writing synopses even more than I hate writing queries.  I suppose I wouldn’t mind them so much if I felt confident about writing them, but since my measurement for  success is a sale of my novel for … Continue reading

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Learning the Business

I may not know everything there is to know about writing or the business of writing (yet), but I’m not afraid to learn.  I’m treating my writing career like a business, and if I want to be successful, I need … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Wit

I’ll be pitching GLAMOUR to agents this weekend at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference.  It will be my first time pitching this story, but not my first time pitching to agents.  The process is nerve-wracking, although I’ve always had at … Continue reading

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Small Victories

I just finished a major revision on Glamour, and Draft 3.0 is now complete.    Many thanks to the excellent feedback and encouragement I received from my early readers.  Based on their feedback, and feedback I’d gotten from the Pros … Continue reading

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Just One More Round…

Okay, okay, maybe I do have a little problem.  I finished the first major round of revisions on Glamour yesterday afternoon.  No sooner did I finish writing the final scene than I starting going back into the manuscript to twiddle … Continue reading

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Digging In

Grrrr.  Revisions really get to me.  Progress is slow and unsatisfying.  To me, writing the first words of the story is a bit like horse racing; I’m trying to get my ideas on the page as fast as possible, before … Continue reading

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