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I am a huge advocate of writers. They are my heroes and rescuers, crafting worlds I can get lost in and...

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Moving Violations

Excerpt from Gingerbread: My gingerbread bundt cake sold for eleven dollars at the craft bazaar auction....

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Random Writings

Excerpts for a presentation I gave at Indy Reads Books on October 28th, 2013. Plotting 101 Remember:  There is no ONE right way to plan, nor one right way to write a novel. Story Conventions Ways to approach outlining: Plot mile markers (where are you going, what route will you take, what are some stops along the way) How are your characters changed?...

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We live in the age of viral posts, where everyday an under-the-radar blogger publishes a heart-felt post about {insert buzzword here} and suddenly find herself on morning talk shows, defending her view to a panel of experts. The author of the viral post is lifted high with “atta-girls,” a flurry of Facebook Likes, and five minutes of trending on...

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Is there anything more intoxicating than a breeze? Its insistent caress at your neck invites you to breathe in the whispers of birdsong, leaf rustle, and change. A breeze is mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for the beauty-starved soul.  ~ Nicole Amsler
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