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UVU Book Academy – Even better the second time.

Yesterday, I had a fantastic time at the UVU book academy in Orem Utah.  This is the second year that I’ve been able to attend. And just like last year, it was awesome. Simply the best thing about the conference … Continue reading

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Second Chances – hopefully better than the first

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. Harrison Ford Second chances are really an interesting and sometimes wasteful opportunity. Half of me thinks that I waste my second chances because I … Continue reading

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Trying something new – writing two stores at the same time

This blog post was originally written on my author page at Clarlucky I read a myth that you should stay writing in the same genre during your career. This is probably to stop anyone from writing on a topic that … Continue reading

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Adios Prologue

After much deliberation and the help of my most recent conference – I am putting to rest my prologue.  As a reader, I love prologues – if done well.  They really can grab my attention and throw me into the … Continue reading

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An Awesome Contest

Let the fun begin – Thanks to Shelley Watters for this contest:  Read and destroy – if you so choose. Title: The Devil’s Gate Genre: Epic Fantasy Word Count: 140,000 Chapter 1 Jet opened his eyes, gulped, and was convinced … Continue reading

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The First Page Battle

Who knew that the real estate on the first page was so important. I learned this, dramatically, at the Pikes Peak Writing Conference.  I was hammered during one of the critique sessions and I am glad I was. Imagine standing … Continue reading

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My First Pitch At A Conference

Disaster is the only word I could use. I was terribly nervous and under-prepared. I had spent two hours in two class preparing my pitch. They were great classes and I really worked hard on my first 3 sentences or … Continue reading

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Critiquing Group is Dreaming about my Book

I’m not really sure this is a good thing.  I received a facebook message that said that one of my critique partners awoke in the morning after having dreamt about a volcano in the mountains behind her house.  Suddenly a … Continue reading

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Jumping Between Two Stories

I am interested in learning more about changing scenes and even characters during a story. I have finished my first and second rough drafts and am now trying to put together the pieces. It seems like it is sort of … Continue reading

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My Use of Adverbs

I am editing and am surprised on how many different Adverbs I have used.  I haven’t yet decided if that is a good or bad things. I am not going to define an adverb.  It is easy enough to find.  … Continue reading

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