New Year’s Resolutions| 1/1/2013

It’s that time of year again.  Time to whip out the list of resolutions you made just 366 days ago (yes, it was Leap Year) and see how many of them you met – or if you met any of them at all (or if you lost the list but vaguely remember that reducing clutter…

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Billions of Stars

Billions of Stars 12-14-12     One of the blessings of living in a rural area is the night sky.  Last night with no moon lighting the way, no clouds to block the view and the kind of crystal sharp air that only sparkles in the winter months, Carl Sagan’s famed “billions and billions of…

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To Pen Name or Not to Pen Name

TO PEN NAME OR NOT TO PEN NAME… Posted By Yvonne Kohano on Abbott Press’s Author Blog on 11/29/12   Paraphrasing the Bard, it’s a BIG question — an important one, too — and not a subject to take lightly before your first book is published or before you publish in a new genre. There…

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On Being a “Panster”

I can plan with the best of them, whether it’s for a business project, for a garden design or menu, or for a vacation.  In my writing life, though, I clearly fall into what we call the ‘pantser’ group – the ones who don’t use an outline and like to see the plot develop organically…

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What’s in a name?

For those of you who know me in my daily life, my birth last name that I’ve held on to stubbornly for 55 years has a few unpronounced letters in it and other combinations that aren’t said as they look.  In other words, it’s hard for most people to say. When it came time to…

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