Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Box of Pandoras

I just posted a review on Amazon for Steve Brewer’s A BOX OF PANDORAS. It’s a wickedly funny murder mystery set in New Mexico and would make great airplane reading unless, like me, it makes you laugh outloud! It’s available more »

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Quotations: #4

Be regular and orderly in your life . . . so that you may be violent and original in your work. -Gustave Flaubert

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Lower price at Amazon, too!

I’ve lowered the price at Amazon so Kindle users can get the same deal as other formats at Smashwords. Starting by tomorrow evening and running through the end of July, CHILD OF EL SALVADOR will be available at 25% off more »

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Get 25% off CHILD OF EL SALVADOR

Smashwords is promoting e-books for any e-reader except Kindle (sorry, the coupon is only valid at the Smashwords site) during their July Summer-Winter (either hemisphere) promotion. This is your chance to save! The coupon code is RU54Y, entered during checkout. more »

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Quotations: #3

“Most editors are failed writers–but then so are most writers.” -Thomas Stearns Eliot

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Writing Tip #6: And, Where Are We?

The setting of your story is more than the time and the place.  It is an essential part of the whole and deserves your attention and creativity.  Reading,  I was told as a child, can take us to faraway places more »

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Quotations: #2

“Fool!” said my muse to me, “look in thy heart, and write.” -Edmund Spenser

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Quotations: #1

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. -Benjamin Disraeli

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Writing Tip #5: Catching a Character

Do you ever see a stranger and that person catches your eye? You look again. What draws your interest? Why did you give that person more than a glance? I love to people watch. There’s a man who visits the more »

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