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Lunar New Year!

I’m a little late, but I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the Snake! May your creative endeavors be fruitful. Advertisements

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A Guide to getting more readers

I recently got an email from a friend who’s just getting started using social media to reach out to new audiences. In replying to her, I thought perhaps some of you might find my reply helpful. I offer it up … Continue reading

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My writing process part 2 | On overcoming writer’s block

As anyone who has participated in National Novel Writing Month knows, starting a novel is great. It’s easy. You have ideas. There are no roadblocks or issues with your characters, your plotting or your continuity. But a few pages in … Continue reading

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Love it! : ) An unsolicited reader review of Stillness in the Garden

Dear Diann, I throughly enjoyed your “Stillness in the Garden” 😉 Very detailed with an engaging story line: twists and turns of teenage life behind private gates, a woman’s questioning her longing for a past relationship, all woven through two … Continue reading

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After you publish

It’s a funny thing. Somehow I thought publishing my novel would be the end of the work. Oh, I knew there would be some marketing involved but I’ve done marketing for other people for decades (really) and I can do … Continue reading

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Reader Comments on Stillness in the Garden

“I’m about 4+ chapters in, and LOVE it so far… Did I mention that I love this book, so far?” – Suzanne M. “I’m on ch 11 and am having a hard time not thinking about when I can read … Continue reading

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Is it just me…?

I opened the file for the novel I’d planned to work on this three-day weekend and was surprised. It was a good surprise. The novel had an ending. Really. I’d wrapped it up nicely, written a nice denouement, The End, … Continue reading

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