Jun 16

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Four

    Number Thirty-Four Don’t Give Away the Store   Let me start off saying that I do enjoy a little gambling now and then. I’ll buy lottery tickets from time to time. I’ll drop a few dollars in the one-armed bandits as well. I like to play penny-ante poker (real poker, not the assorted …

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Jun 13

THWT Question for 13 JUN 2017

    The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is:   Do you write full or part time and what are your plans for your future writing career?   Keep Loving!    

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Jun 09

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Three

    Number Thirty-Three To Thine Own Self Be True   And for God’s sake let others do it, too! I can’t tell you how often I see comments in mailing lists, blogs, seminars, and any number of other venues where someone who fancies themselves to be a successful author is telling everyone how they …

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Jun 07

The Birthday Girl

    Today, June 7th 2017, is my oldest daughter’s 17th birthday. The next year is not going to be an easy one for her father, Jack. You see, my dear husband still sees Amanda as being a little girl. Just a few days ago, Jack commented to me that Amanda is tall, slender, and …

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Jun 06

THWT Question for 06 JUN 2017

    Here’s the first Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for June 2017:   What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?   Keep Loving!    

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Jun 02

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Two

    Number Thirty-Two Pick a P-Word That Works for You   Some people in the industry are into buzz words. Really into buzz words. They can sound like a cliché festival run amok sometimes. As for me, I hate buzz words, corporate-speak, and pretty much anything politically correct. I’m the CEO and board chair …

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May 30

THWT Question for 30 MAY 2017

    The final Two Hundred Word Tuesday for May 2017 is:   In all of the stories you have written, what is your favorite scene?   Keep Loving!    

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May 26

Melodee’s Rule for Authors — Number Thirty-One

    Number Thirty-One Size Matters   And it matters in more than one way, too. People tend to make up their own definitions, but let me give you the industry-standard ones right up front… Flash – Less than 1,000 words Short Story – 1,001 to 7,499 words Novelette – 7,500 to 17,499 words Novella …

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May 23

THWT Question for 23 MAY 2017

    Today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is:   Are there certain minor characters from your prior stories you would like to go back to?   Keep Loving!    

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May 19

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty

    Number Thirty Thou Shalt Not Snark   (This Rule was triggered by a production meeting I attended in Los Angeles where the other two writers on a project were nipping at each other like a pair of chihuahuas.) Isaac Asimov said in The Foundation Trilogy: “Violence…is the last resort of the incompetent.” I …

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