Category Archives: reading

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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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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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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Guest: Author Deb Marlowe

I have been a FB Friend of Deb Marlowe’s for some time. She and I have a number of mutual writer friends and we are both big iced tea lovers. I enjoy her posts, her humor, she can write and … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Five

I took a break from posting my Goodreads reviews last month because I just couldn’t seem to concentrate on anything. I’m still struggling in certain areas, like cleaning/organizing and writing, but my reading seems to be back on track, and … Continue reading

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Repeat?

Question of the week: Do we ever find ourselves writing dialog, a scene or characters that seem familiar, only to find that we have used them in other stories? If so, do we switch gears or carry on? Well, first … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believing

This week: What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? How does it do so? What can you do to correct this? Not much stops my creativity; in fact, adversity generally increases my retreat into ‘what ifs’, ‘how abouts’ and straight … Continue reading

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