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I was in Sephora the other day and the phrase kid in a candy store came to me, not because that’s how I felt, (more like an overwhelmed middle-aged woman in a bewildering cosmetic emporium) but because  the cliche isn’t original  and often not as descriptive as other options – there must be better metaphors that express unbridled job and expectation than a child on the verge of a diabetic coma.

So I have a couple options  to consider.

She was a happy as a book club member armed with a year of reading and a 1,000 gift certificate to … Read more

This is the Newbie Writer’s Guide Blog. You can visit of course the two web sites as well as subscribe to the Newbie Writer’s Podcast and join us at the Newbie Writer’s Group on Facebook.

What I intend for this blog to be is a go to place for information for the new writer. I couldn’t think of a more apt metaphor for the writing experience than the classic journey. You enter a foreign country, you learn a new language, are introduced to new tools and new systems and with luck you not only adapt, but succeed.

You may be … Read more

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