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Sep.16.2010 - 10:50 am
The other day, a fellow writer asked to see my first novel, you know, the one I began writing nearly 25 years ago, and after having gone through several critique groups, I...
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Jul.28.2010 - 7:31 am
They say, creative people such as writers and artists are able to remember further back into their past than most others. I've found this to be relatively true. In conversations...
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May.19.2009 - 9:42 am
For a chapter of my current WIP, I've been trying to write insulting parodies of old songs that adolescent boys might sing to a girl they find repulsive. You know how we boys can...
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May.04.2009 - 8:00 am
I just got a great review of my latest query letter. She suggested I send it out not to just agents of YA, but agents of adult novels too. She also suggested I change the genre...
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Comments from Paul

Aug.12.2010 - 12:08 pm
In response to: What to Do?
After a lot of consideration, I decided to include the insulting versus after all. I didn't quote the entire songs,...
Jul.27.2009 - 7:55 am
In response to: What to Do?
Thanks Anne. After careful consideration, my critique group and I think maybe it's a bit of over-kill. The whole first...
Apr.20.2009 - 11:29 am
In response to: I love this site . . .
Hi Huntington, Crockett used to be a lot nicer when I was a kid. There weren't very many empty stores back then. It was...
Apr.16.2009 - 3:40 pm
In response to: I love this site . . .
Who is Steve? I think you dialed a wrong number.    If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do...
Apr.15.2009 - 4:02 pm
In response to: I love this site . . .
Jennifer. Thanks for responding. You're the second I've ever gotten in this site. I uploaded a picture as you suggested...