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Writing tip: He said she said

In my classroom whenever I assign writing I see “said” used a lot and some poor writing habits that I may spend some time addressing in this blog. But I’ve made them all when I was growing as a writer … Continue reading

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The Sureshot: Excerpt

Another dream developed as Durbar slumbered. It was not unlike the one he experienced only weeks earlier. This time the image of the arena was clear to him. It was the very place in Harmon where they held melee competitions … Continue reading

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What is The Sureshot about?

Part of my new commitment to blogging, writing and developing as a writer is to publish two posts a week. I planned to post Monday and then Thursday or Friday. As it is, there has been a lot of love … Continue reading

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Tate Publishing Disaster

It was 2005. I was 25 years old and in college and working on becoming a teacher. On my computer I had a story that I half wrote in 2001 and finished in 2003 while caring for my newborn daughter … Continue reading

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Sureshot progress:

Off to a fantastic start rewriting the Sureshot. It’s been wonderful reading, editing and adding to that story. With luck I will have it ready to publish by the end of this month but my goal was end of August.  … Continue reading

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The Sureshot Reborn 

I decided that to relaunch my so-called writing career I would republish an updated and reworked “Sureshot.” I read through the story and it honestly isn’t that bad. I mapped it out on the “story grid” (more on that later) … Continue reading

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What’s this Blog about?

Hi everyone. It is my hope that through this site, I will be able to connect in a meaningful way to anyone interested in The Sureshot and the subsequent books which have yet to be published. The Sureshot is my … Continue reading

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