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Great Story – Weird Sentences

January 8, 2015

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Books and Wine

Photo by Kurt Rogers

Writing the first draft of your novel is absolutely the most fun a writer can have. The next is receiving an award for the finished product.

It’s the middle that is challenging.

It’s the moment when you look at your work and your brain flashes with – what was I thinking?

You weren’t thinking. Misplaced modifiers and badly placed participial phrases are often the result of quick writing and a propensity, while creating the first drafts, of place holding. The challenge is rooting these sentences out of the manuscript and email or business proposal before they (and you) become the butt of a joke.

Sloan Madison managed to escape from the borrowed truck before it sank and swam to the river bank. His water soaked clothes dragged at him, impeding his slippery climbRead More

Episode 111-“Your Genitals Can Talk?”

December 14, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Co-host: Dionne Lister

So Catharine’s busy enjoying the silly season, and whilst I should be too, I decided to hijack the show completely and have Author, editor and Tweeper Dionne Lister host a show with me. Bound to be fun, and quickly spiraled into talk of her latest creation: Close Call: A Doris & Jemma Vadgeventure

What is a Vadgeventure you ask? Let’s think about it for a moment.

Dionne is a trendsetter for Newbie Writers. First guest to drop an F-Bomb on our show and this time around, the first conversation about vagina’s. That’s right, we have the vagina talk for most of the show. Are you feeling uncomfortable or intrigued? I’d like your feedback below in the comments section. We discuss how using such terms has increased in awkwardness and howRead More

Episode 99 – “The Horror of Technical Difficulties!”

September 15, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Lori Michelle


WHATEVER AMBER WANTS…
Lila s perfect Saturday night means falling asleep on the couch with a glass of wine and a good book. But even the perfect night could go bad when Lila starts longing to know what secrets her brain keeps locked away. Left with only distorted nightmares of her life before the accident, she numbly goes through life, hoping to find out just who she is. Amber, double-crossed by a lover, would much rather be slipping something in the wine than sipping it. While she gives great pleasure, loving Amber comes with great pain. Her body is a weapon and she knows how to use it. Detective Balducci, now removed from the Harvester Killer case, begins an off-the-record investigation that will not only test his skill as aRead More

Episode 95 – “Uncooked Editing With North Atlantic Books”

August 17, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Erin Wiegand

Senior Editor for North Atlantic Books

NorthAtlanticBooks

On North Atlantic Books.

Founded in 1974, North Atlantic Books has been located in Berkeley, California since 1977. Over this period, North Atlantic has become a leading publisher of alternative health, martial arts, and spiritual titles.

Our mission is to affect planetary consciousness, nurture spiritual and ecological disciplines, disseminate ancient wisdom, and put forth ways to transmute cultural dissonance and violence into service. We have given voice to many new modalities of living and thinking about our world since the 1960s–ways to interrogate and rediscover diet, healing, mindfulness, psychotherapy, somatic and martial practice, and creativity. Our specific strengths are martialRead More

Episode 83- “Live Edits From The Classroom!”

May 19, 2013

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Episode 83 The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Draft revision, the live version

editing
  Apologies on the audio quality. Had technical difficulties.

Draft from Catharine’s novel – Five Elements of Time (working title)

A rock shattered the stained glass window scattering shards of red glass at Charity’s feet.

She glanced up at the hole, almost perfectly round. Through it the sky hovered gray, heavy, and unchanged despite the increasing volume of the chanting outside.

Preacher John stopped Charity from reading any more from the One True Word.

A big imposing man, twice the size of slender Charity, he never the less, glanced out at the men in the congregation for approval. Charity didn’t see a single nod, or twitch from any one, but there must have been some approval.

“We will exit, thisRead More