October 23rd, 2015
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Everyone knows what I call the 10,000 foot edit – it’s the content/developmental edit – it’s looking at your story from a plane, to spot the plot mountains and canyons that need to be fixed. Genre no-no’s? Unsatisfying ending? That night with the weasel scene?
Everyone knows […]
August 17th, 2015
For the past few months, I’ve been making the promotional rounds for my second novel, The Ones We Trust. I’ve been talking to readers and touring on blogs, and one of the questions I keep getting is, how was writing this story different than writing the first one? My answer is always the […]
February 6th, 2015
If you wish review the rule that started it all… Margie-Rule #1: Never Take Any Word for Granted. Or read the whole series!
Are you an NCIS fan? A Jethro Gibbs fan? A Mark Harmon fan?
If you said YES, you know Jethro Gibbs has rules. Smart rules. I wanted smart rules too.
October 27th, 2014
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Agents want it. Editors want it. Readers are begging for it. Deep point of view is all the rage.
But what is deep point of view?
Deep point of view is intense. It not only represents the sights, sounds, and actions filtered through a […]