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A Writer’s Relationship with the Reader

Originally posted on Author Sharon K Miller's Blog:
Many years ago, a colleague, Rus VanWestervelt, shared with me a graphic that illustrated his idea of the relationship between a writer and his reader. He described this relationship as a…

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Two Indispensable Tools for Writers and Editors

Originally posted on Author Sharon K Miller's Blog:
As a writer, I know how hard it is to self-edit and proofread my own writing. It’s important to have my manuscript as close to perfect as I can make it…

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The Clay Endures Coming Soon

Finally, I have a firm release date for Book 2 in The Clay Series, The Clay Endures. Well, sorta. I anticipate offering pre-sales somettime around mid-July, with the full release coming at the end of July. I will be at … Continue reading

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The Quest for a Book Cover

Finding a designer who can do a worthy book cover is not always easy. Nor is it cheap. Generally, your options are to find a good cover designer to personally work with or to look for an online designer at one of many cover design sites. I chose to work with 99designs.com. Continue reading

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And Life Continues: Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom–A Beautifully Rendered Story of a Shocking, Disturbing, and Ugly Situation

Wendy Barnes tells a compelling story in And Life Continues: Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom. It is not an easy book to read, and, without question, it was not an easy book for Barnes to write. She details … Continue reading

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Mediocre movie is merely 50 shades of abuse, degradation porn

David Fitzsimmons is the brilliant editorial cartoonist for Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star. In addition to his cartoons, he regularly publishes a column about something of local or national import in which he uses his comic talents to lampoon the issue. It … Continue reading

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Maggie Jean: 1961, Part 1

Graduation would soon be here. Who would have thought? Maggie Jean was graduating and nothing had happened yet to stop it. All of her life, whenever she was looking forward to something, she feared that it wouldn’t, it couldn’t, happen. … Continue reading

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Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence: So What? (Parts 1 & 2)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the past several months, you’ve seen, heard, or read multiple news reports detailing incidents of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. This blog post explores the first two subjects: Child abuse and Sexual Assault in terms of current events. Continue reading

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Time-Travel

Not long ago, I went looking for a thank you card in the cabinet over my computer where I saw notebooks and journals standing on their edges on the right side along with several greeting cards. I hadn’t looked at … Continue reading

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The “Hemingway App”–an Interesting Exercise

I recently ran across the Hemingway App, an app designed to make you write “bold and clear,” in the manner of Ernest Hemingway, whose prose was spare and stripped of fluff.

I copied a piece of my entry from October 10, “I Wasn’t Expecting It,” to see what it might tell me about my writing. This particular entry was initiated by a prompt given by my journal writing group, so I had little thought about where it might one day lead. I may return to it sometime to see what follows. Continue reading

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