Three Mind Sets That Can Sink a Creative Career

    Whenever you set on a journey, it pays to be prepared. If you’re an experienced hiker, you know you should stay on the trail, wear the right footwear and avoid plants with three leaves. Likewise when you’re embarking on a creative journey, it pays to know pitfalls along the way that may impede […]

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Adventures in Literary Snobbery and My New Book

First things first. I have a new novel out called  Love Literary Style.     Want to know the story behind it? Read on, dear blog readers! Writer Daniel Boorstin said, “I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren’t open that early.” I tend to agree with him. Not necessarily about the bars but […]

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Beginnings are Hard! Even for Bestselllers

A friend sent me the first pages of his novel to critique but sent Chapter 2 instead of Chapter 1. When I questioned him why he sent his second chapter, he said, “Because nothing happens in Chapter 1.” Ha! At least he’s being honest. An effective beginning is difficult to achieve. It needs to accomplish […]

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When 50 Authors Get Together

I’m not the best citizen in the world. I only vote in the national elections and when my neighborhood held a Save the Trees! meeting  I only went once because I didn’t like the cookies they served. In the literary world, however, I’m a much better citizen.  When aspiring writers email me saying they want […]

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When a Character Goes Rogue

Greetings or as we say in the deep South, “Hey, y’all.” I’m Toni Lee Wells, the main character in Girl Meets Class by Karin Gillespie. In honor of her publication day, I’ll be interviewing the author. Toni Lee: Karin describes me as a wild and spoiled Southern belle who spends her nights roaming the streets of […]

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