Category Archives: Writing Novels

Who Reads YA Novels? Surprising Results.

The classical definition of a Young Adult novel is any in which the protagonist is of high school age.  So, while some may disagree, technically, Treasure Island and Lord of the Flies are YA novels.  Also, YA novels are traditionally … Continue reading

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I’m Back; Progress on the Sequel

Apologies for the long hiatus from blogging.  I’ve been tied up house-hunting, house buying, packing, moving, unpacking, and all the related work of getting set up in a new home.  I’ll do my best to be a more faithful blogger … Continue reading

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An Interview with Me

Eva Coppersmith interviewed me for her blog over at Eva’s Sanctuary.  She also reviewed The Blizzard and, I’m happy to report, gave it her highest rating.  So, if you want to learn more about me or read her opinion of … Continue reading

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Why Quality Is ALL That Matters

Author Andy Hollman gave me permission to reprint this important blog entry that any writer worth the name should keep in mind.  The quality of your finished work is more important than whatever you decide to charge for it (even … Continue reading

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Should You Hire a Professional Editor?

In a previous post, I wrote about the necessity of having your work professionally edited.  Of course, if your book has been picked up by a major publishing house, you likely will have an editor assigned to your book.  (Although … Continue reading

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Notes on Self-Editing

A while back, well before I started on The Blizzard and probably when I was starting on my Hawaiian novel, I read a book titled Novel Writing by Evan Marshall.  Self-help books targeted for the writing industry can be a … Continue reading

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