Writing

HOW TO TALK LIKE A SPY—PART 1

We’ve all watched movies or read books where spy terms were used. It’s commonplace. I’ve used several of these words myself, not to be cool (even though some of them sound cool) but to add an air of realism to the story. If nowhere else except in your mind. Because let’s face it, that’s where…

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HANGING UP THE HEADSET, PICKING UP THE PEN

The world is constantly changing…and so are we. May 31, 2011 marked a big day in my life; it was my last day as an air traffic controller for the FAA. RETIREMENT! Twenty-six and half years in one place doing the same thing everyday—mostly. I’ve hung up my headset and picked up the pen.  As…

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Are Writer's Conferences Really Worth It?

How important is a writer’s conference? Will I get anything out of it? Is it worth the money? Everybody has their own opinion of the usefulness of attending writer’s conferences, and you know what they say about opinions. I’ve attended my share over the years.  And I’ve learned something new each time. Something to help…

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Scribblers Line up

Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference St. Simon’s Island, Georgia May 12-14, 2011 THRILLER WRITER PHILLIP MARGOLIN Gives Keynote Address Phillip Margolin, New York Times best-selling author teaches: “How to Write a Novel in Your Spare Time.”  Phil will show you how to go from your idea, to actually beginning your book, and how to work it…

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SCRIBBLERS’ RETREAT WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

SCRIBBLERS’ RETREAT WRITERS’ CONFERENCE MAY 12-14, 2011 Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for adventure, suspense, mystery and history.  Our May Conference is sure to tantalize and inspire you on your own writing journey.  If you have been wondering about how to make your writing a true success story, you will really get a lot…

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Amazon Ratings!!!

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! I just received my updated Amazon sales numbers and ratings and, like all authors, I DO watch them. I had noticed that my Kindle sales were increasing rapidly…but I had no idea how well I was doing. I had always just looked at my rating number against ALL Kindle books that Amazon…

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How do you feel about Point of View?

How important is point of view to you as a reader? What about as a writer? How do you feel when an author shifts the point of view character without signaling to the reader? Looking for some input on point of view for a conference, please leave me your thoughts!

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Welcome!

It was time to toss out the old and bring in the new. Speaking of my website, of course. I think you’ll like the new look…I know I sure do. AuthorBytes has done an outstanding job. Please take the time to explore the site, recommend it to your friends, and while you’re there, sign up…

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