Category Archives: Writing

You mean I’m not done?

The plot shines with all of the needed pieces to keep a reader turning pages and the characters are memorable. It looks like I can close the book (or rather the computer file) and call this one complete…. Okay, not … Continue reading

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New Inspiration

I have my go-to list of sites I visit for writing inspiration and help. Ones like Janice Hardy’s Fiction University and Writer’s Helping Writers  have kept me entertained and informed on ways to improve and inspire my own writing. This … Continue reading

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A WRITER’S JOURNEY REWIND

I don’t have many opportunities to update the world on what is happening with my own writing. I’m so busy writing reviews and hosting blog tours, any progress I’ve made to get published is left as a mystery. That’s why … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Eric Kahn Gale

Hi Eric and welcome to ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. Congratulations on your new book, THE WIZARD’S DOG, scheduled to be launched next week. I’ll have a review later this month. First off, how did you decide to become a writer? I actually … Continue reading

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A SCBWI ROCKY MOUNTAIN GATHERING

Last weekend I attended the 40th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain SCBWI Conference. What a fantastic time! Great speakers, food, and conversation. Nearly 300 people attended the two day chapter event. It struck me how little diversity there was in … Continue reading

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Picture the Perfect First Page

I’m spending several weekends this month at local writing events. One is our region’s SCBWI conference while two others are informal gatherings with other writers. Each one gives me the opportunity to present one of my first pages to a … Continue reading

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THE THREE FACES OF MG READERS

The range of MG books this or any year is immense. You’ll find literary masterpieces right next to silly bare thin plots. Both are needed. Book publishers do a good job of making sure their title list contains books for … Continue reading

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