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Write Tip Wednesday — Backstory

It glares at you, large and foreboding. Every editor cautions against too much of it. contest judges scorn you for dumping it. Yet, your story

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Multitasking Momma

For those of you new to me, my writing (well, heh, everyone is new to my writing in truth), and all things Leslie— I’m a

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Hold up, wait a minute, when did this happen?

In late November of 1997, I was still a teenager. I was crushing on boys, playing basketball, writing stories in spiral notebooks (I still do

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To write this or to write that?

I’ve been reading a lot of advice posts (which are for the most part helpful) from other authors—mostly who are romance authors—that tell me not

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Holiday Updates ….

This time last year I was sitting in front of my Christmas tree, gazing at its twinkling glory while impatiently waiting for the publishing holiday

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Metaphoric Mountain Climbing….oh yeah and cover!

As I’m sure it is with most of you, my life is a constant struggle making time for both my personal and professional life. Late

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The Angry Author on Advice

I’ve always been amused by the various radio and television personalities who do an “angry so and so” segment. Usually it’s a tongue in cheek

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Five Year Plan, Shmive Year Plan

A few years ago, my BETA reader informed me that she wouldn’t be reading anything else I wrote, until I actually finished something. Honestly, it

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Life experience our way.

Instead of revising, as I should be doing, my mind keeps wandering back to a conversation I had with my oldest nephew last night. It

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A Writer, Not a Blogger

I’ve been a writer my entire life. The very word—writer—was the first word I used to describe myself.  I was in third grade, in Madison