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Loralee, Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown Originally published on September 6, 2012   The smell was enough that anyone driving by with their windows open or their air conditioner on would have noticed. Nevelleโ€™s eyes seemed to glow in the dark as he glared at McCoy. It was never supposed to… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown

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Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Ten, Real Estate Originally published on June 30, 2012   โ€œHenry, I donโ€™t think I can take it anymore.โ€ Loralee was sitting on the bed, slumped. She eased herself to the floor, back against the mattresses. โ€œGet off the floor, Loralee.โ€ Henry had had about enough. โ€œIt isnโ€™t as far… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

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Loralee, Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll Originally published on June 28, 2012   โ€œMalcolm, Hardy says youโ€™re not telling him something.โ€ Loralee looked at her hands. She couldnโ€™t bring herself to look at her husband. Her throat was dry. Her chest hurt. Never in her life had she wanted so much… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll

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Danielle Steel

Here's a great write up/interview of author Danielle Steel at Glamour mag. How has Steel written 179 books? She writes/works twenty to twenty-two hours a day. If that sounds like b.s. to you, you might not be a writer, or at least not one who knows what it's like to lose yourself in the story,… Continue reading Danielle Steel

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Loralee, Chapter Three, Houston

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Three, Houston Originally Published on January 12, 2012   โ€œI heard you, damn it. I know who I belong to.โ€ Donna paced on the balcony. โ€œThen what are you doing?โ€ Malcolm said. โ€œDonโ€™t you know itโ€™s you? Itโ€™s a big world. I have been sitting on my hands for a… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Three, Houston

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Loralee, Chapter Two, Oh Henry

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Two, Oh Henry Originally published on October 27, 2011   Static crackled through the radioโ€™s old speakers mixed with the fading strains of โ€œAll Shook Up,โ€ part of the New Yearโ€™s Day Golden Hits of Rock and Roll countdown, the low volume created an odd background noise in the afternoon… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Two, Oh Henry

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Mr. Mercury

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I've found several versions of the quote.         What that means is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of it or interprets it as, may… Continue reading Mr. Mercury

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CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing Are Now One

  Okay, as mentioned, I've been busy. So I hadn't checked some of my emails. When I did get around to that, I had an email from Kindle Direct informing me that they have merged with CreateSpace, the publishing platform I've used as an indie author and privateer to publish my wares. I also use… Continue reading CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing Are Now One

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An Appreciation For Being Subtle, Writing About Sex, and Being a Good Cook

There's something that I've written that I was quite happy with, and then I re-wrote a scene in it so that it was more sexually explicit. I know where that suggestion to do that came from and it was a really, really, bad, suggestion from someone immature who had clearly yet to learn to appreciate… Continue reading An Appreciation For Being Subtle, Writing About Sex, and Being a Good Cook

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The Elements of Stylization

"Oh noes, spares us your meanderings about style." That girl ain't got no style. ( Should I be saying woman? That woman ain't got no style?) Strunk and White, I own a copy and from the peanut gallery, "Yeah, and you obviously never read it." Well, truth be told, I cracked it open once or… Continue reading The Elements of Stylization