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you get what you give

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted reader mail, but this one was too good to omit. Dear Timothy, Merry Christmas! I’ve long read now about the dogs you’ve cared for and the work you’ve done with [Scout's Honor] … Continue reading

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ask the lonely

If you haven’t seen it already, check out Mark G. Harris’ 12 question for writers. Mark asks 6 writers (myself included) for answers to these probing questions: 1) How much importance do you place on The First Sentence, both in … Continue reading

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ask

How difficult was it to get published? – EJ, New Jersey Hmm…this is where I have to give one of those “That depends” kind of answers. It took us a while to write our first novel, because we weren’t writing … Continue reading

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always asking questions

Did you meet anyone interesting in your recent travels? – James, Alabama. Of course! When Becky and I went to New Orleans we met some of our LiveJournal friends in person. I would say they’re more than interesting. “Notorious” might … Continue reading

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always asking questions

“…I’ve written a novel and I think I’m ready to submit it to publishers. What advice do you typically give new authors in this situation? Thanks!” – JW, New York. Dear JW, Thanks for the wonderful things you said about … Continue reading

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dare to be stupid

“Drayden’s almost seems like a real store. It’s not, is it?” – Marc, Topeka, KS. The above question comes up every now and then in our mailbox, so I thought I’d address it here. I love that people who read … Continue reading

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these are days

I love it when different artistic genres inspire each other, and apparently other people do, too, because I’ve noticed in articles and interviews that writers are often asked what music they listen to while they work, if any. People ask … Continue reading

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yesterday, when i was mad

Someone specifically asked about a portion of my bio that, in some versions, makes reference to me being a keyboardist and lyricist for a band, and since other people have asked me about it, I guess I’ll elaborate. Or, rather, … Continue reading

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