Category Archives: Broken Dreams

The 7-7-7 Game

Last night, I was tagged by Heather Davis to participate in the following challenge: Go to page 77 of your own book or manuscript. Count down seven lines. List the seven lines that follow. Tag seven friends to do the … Continue reading

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And Just Where Do You Think You’re Going?

My Broken Dolls characters spoke to me loud and clear this week, and here’s what they collectively said: “Oh, no, you don’t. Just where do you think you’re going? You get yourself right back here and listen to us!” You … Continue reading

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"That Time of Day" #FridayFlash, #FridayFictioneers, #100words

Once again, Madison Woods has posted a beautiful photograph as a prompt for Flash Fiction Friday. I feel a little strange writing a dark, sad flash fiction for such a warm and bright photo. But I am in that kind … Continue reading

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The Color of a Voice

Can an author write a point of view voice that is not hers? I used to think so, but the more I write and the more think about it, I wonder. If a point of view cannot be written with … Continue reading

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Happy Hour with Nobu

In writing Broken Dreams, the sequel to The Red Kimono, most of my characters have readily begun to tell me their stories—all except Nobu. Though I’ve perched at my computer countless hours trying to claw out his first chapter, after … Continue reading

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