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Seductive or Repulsive?

You know you have a friend who picks terrible men. Disgusting, lying, cheating men. Maybe dangerous and abusive men. Sometimes these men don’t have the looks to use as an excuse. And you wonder what on earth does she see in him? Maybe he’s got a big…bank account or…something. It’s a mystery. But romantic leads … Continue reading

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Sharing, Sort of…

Sherri got me with this tag that tries to get us to learn more about each other. Usually sharing more about my life seems a tedious exercise because I don’t do much beyond stay in my own head and I worry that blogging encourages way too much self-obsession as it is, but I’m game to … Continue reading

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Bad Mothers

The mothers in my novel are terrible. A couple characters have good moms, but they’re not in this story. Part of me wonders why it is these women are so awful. Then again, part of me believes they fit the story, even though someone may accuse me of blaming moms or mom-hating or some such … Continue reading

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The Rewrite Chronicles

Okay, I’ve gone with the plot change I’ve been obsessing over, and now I’ve got to cut out, oh, five chapters. That’s right. Gone, baby, gone. The surviving chapters will need such a serious rewrite that it makes most of the comments made by my one reader, well, beside the point. I paid good money … Continue reading

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The Rewrite Chronicles

If it takes such a long time to edit, you’d think the end product would be perfect–or damn near close. This is not the case. I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time just trying to arrange characters in a room–and never mind getting a character out of a room. If more than two characters are … Continue reading