Monthly Archives: July 2019

Christmas in July

Have you ever been jilted?  Once upon a time I was, but even though he didn’t mean to do me a favor, he did anyway.  If he hadn’t wanted to date that silly little girl…  Well, if he hadn’t wanted … Continue reading

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Busy Last Days of Summer

Summer is nearly over. As soon as my youngest comes home from his three week visit with his dad we start getting ready for Autumn. School will be starting up in less than a month which means longer hours at … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Six

It’s been an eventful month for me, but the nice thing about reading is that it can take you away from the daily stresses and transport you to a world in which things are beautiful and serene – or where … Continue reading

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Read and Reread

“Do you read your own books? Why or why not?” Yes, I read my own writings. What can I say? I put too much in to them not to keep them in mind. And after I have written something, it often … Continue reading

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You’d Better Believe It

Yes, I Re-Read My Own Books By Jeff Salter This week’s topic is whether we read our own books. My answer: absolutely yes. But let me qualify that response by explaining the difference between a WORKING read and a PLEASURE … Continue reading

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Read My Own Work? Of Course!

Do I read my own books? You better believe it, but not before a little time has gone by since publication. Going through edits makes me tired of the book, but after a while it seems fresh and new, and … Continue reading

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Now I Will

Do I read my own work? Yes and no. With my novels I read them several times during the editing process. Right now, I am going through and doing a final read through of Love Overcomes before it rereleases this … Continue reading

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I Wrote That?

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Do you read your own books? Why or why not?” My first response is, “Sort of.” Once I’ve managed to complete, edit, and put a book on the market, I’ll skim it, but … Continue reading

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In a Rut?

Question: Are there certain characteristics that show up in our books? For me, the quick answer is NO. I have not written any two stories that are anything alike in the least, be they fictional, based on true stories or … Continue reading

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Commonalities in My Stories

Do Certain Characteristics Recur in My Fiction? By Jeff Salter I’ve occasionally day-dreamed that one day my fiction [or poetry] would become famous enough that I’d have a literary biographer go through my material – published and unpublished – and … Continue reading

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