Posts Tagged With: Vanessa Riley

June Foster – Debut Novelist – Part One

In lovely Georgia, I cannot wait for the first signs of spring. Then I walk out on my porch, dust off the rockers and visit with dear company. Today is truly special because my friend and debut author, June Foster and her hubby, Joe have parked their RV on my lawn to chat about her … Continue reading »

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One Rooster Too Many

The rooster charged Diana Tedlock again. This time she dipped her hand in the bucket of feed and pelted him with precious grit. It screeched and whipped its beak, but retreated. “Go on you crazed thing, before you end up in my pot for supper.” She’d figure out how to replace the lost corn and … Continue reading »

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How to Eliminate Characters without Overdosing on Chocolate

You’ve started writing your masterpiece. Low and behold, that small Microsoft Word file has now blossomed.  Before your eyes, the document now has 40,000 words, 50,000 words, and 75,000 words … 100,000 words. The excitement makes the carpal tunnel in your wrist worth the pain.  Then your agent or trusted mentor suggests you sharpen your … Continue reading »

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Mama, the pigs are loose! How to corral all those unruly critters.

After starting to write your break through novel, you immediately zero in on your heroine and place her in a dreamscape world where she can run and frolic and play. You give her eyes of emerald, rich raven hair and a heart shaped face. Then your hero enters. Working through your God-complex, you make him … Continue reading »

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