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Po… po… po… Poor revelers on a Saturday night, gazing out the windows, Poring over the weatherman’s writing, doom and gloom, oh woe! Pouring rain over Georgia, with thunder and lightning aglow, Poe couldn’t have done better, nor Hitchcock’s creepy …

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iWorks Pages, OSX Lion, and Baskerville Font PDF Glitch

It pays to post solutions to online forums where you can find them again, because you may very well need to go back and fix the same thing later. It’s been a booger of a computer year when one morning …

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Dinged With a Bad Book Review Over Editing?

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One of the biggest gripes between writers and reviewers is the subject of editing, or lack thereof. Nothing will get you dinged with a rotten review faster than a poorly edited book, and here’s the thing… some people are out …

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Strong Female Characters in Science Fiction

I did not set out to write a science fiction series with strong female characters. Although I’ve always been an independent woman, I’ve never been a women’s libber. The only bra burning was for comfort, not to make a statement. …

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Join the Vamp Camp

If you love vampires, join the Vamp Camp. If you hate vampires, join the Vamp Camp. The name of the Vamp Camp is Day Soldiers, and you can root for vampires and werewolves in their war against Humans, or you …

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Kindle Comic Creator Application

I decided to give the Kindle Comic Creator Application a try for a kid’s book entitled, “Do Turtles Eat Strawberries.” I’d already successfully published several coffee table photo books on Kindle which were written in straight HTML, then run through …

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The Dumbing of America

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Like many writers, I have a day job. The schools had closed for a holiday and the boss brought her daughter and friend to work, rather than leaving them unattended at home. These two girls were fourteenish, and I was …

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Should a book have a Table of Contents?

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Recently in a writer’s forum, there was a discussion about whether to put a Table of Contents in a novel. Writers fell on both sides of the fence with their opinions. The consensus was that we shouldn’t clutter the front …

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The Writer’s Blob

A simple typo is all it takes to send a writer’s imagination off on a tangent. For me it was a post by a fellow author who wondered if she should have a writer’s blob. Growing up in the 60s, …

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