Category Archives: Glamour

Less Trash, More Treasure: Searching for Nuggets

Orson Welles said, “I want to give the audience a hint of a scene.  No more than that.  Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves.  Give them just a suggestion, and you get them working with you.” … Continue reading

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Hatching GLAMOUR

I guess it sorta snuck up on me, but I ‘finished’ the initial draft of GLAMOUR this week.  I don’t like to call it a first draft yet, because as the story evolved and changed in the later chapters, I … Continue reading

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I’m A NaNoWriMo Weener!!

I finished the NaNoWriMo challenge today; I finished my 50,000 words with a day to spare.  I averaged 1776 words per day over the month, and there were only 2 days this month that I did not write at all.  … Continue reading

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Rolling in the Deep

I got the latest edition of Writers Digest in the mail the other day, and there was an article in there called ‘6 Secrets to Creating and Sustaining Suspense’, by Steven James.  In it, James talks about including more promises … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again

I’m baa-aack, and it feels great to be here.  I finished up a 41-page outline last week, and started over on the GLAMOUR manuscript.  Yes, I threw out 50+ pages of the old manuscript, and chalked it up to a … Continue reading

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It’s Alive…

Yay!  I’ve started writing the first scene of my new WIP.  For now, the working title is GLAMOUR, largely because it’s short and non-specific, yet ties in to the story.    I am thrilled and excited to finally be starting! I’ve … Continue reading

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