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Conference call

I spent last Monday through Saturday in Orlando at RWA’s 30th Annual National Conference rubbing elbows and sharing air with some amazing authors. (Commence namedropping.) A few highlights: Suzanne Brockmann (one of my all time faves) gave a great workshop on “Theme” and humbled me with her 80-page outlines and 7-book story arcs. Cindy Gerard

The next dimension

Now that my (very) rough draft is complete, I’m working my way through Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass, and applying it to my current MS. Chapter 2 is called Opening Extra Character Dimensions, and it is a real eye opener. It’s a great exercise–similar to one I did at a workshop by