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Greetings, Sir or Madam

To Who It May Concern, Since finishing my blockbuster erotic novel “Beneath Me,” I been sending out  – whatcha call them things-quiries I think. Anyway I sent them out to every agent in the book but only one of them … Continue reading

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Memorable Characters #2

Dear Maggie,  I read and took to heart your post about creating memorable characters, especially the protagonist. So I’ve made my protagonist into an alcoholic but a recovering alcoholic who’s always being tempted to take “just one little ‘ol drink”, … Continue reading

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Pacing Your Story

Dear Maggie, Some my ex- friends been telling me that the action in my novel, Forever and Ever, is too slow and that my story is boring and my sentences too long and they had a hard time figuring out … Continue reading

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Flashing Your Readers

Dear Maggie, I know yer not supposed to use a lot of sentences and paragraphs without no dialoge, but really I don’t see no harm in that. My jernalism perfessor always said to write whatever feels right and that conversations … Continue reading

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“Them Cute Little Adverbs”

Dear Maggie, I just really, really really love playing around with words when I’m working on my novel, entitled The Man Who Really Really Really Hated Women. Especially those words that modify verbs, I actually and honestly think they’re called … Continue reading

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When to Break the Rules

Dear Miggie, Heard from someone that writing sentences in fragments is aokay. Supposed to be skinny sentences. Thought it would add more emphasis. Did, I think. Anyway, feels good. Feels right even. You think?  Truly, Mr. Skinny   Dear Mr. … Continue reading

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Setting Meaurable and Realistic Goals

Dear Maggie, I read somewheres where it’s important for writers to set goals especially goals that can be measured. So, being a writer myself, I sat myself down and thought and thought and thought. And then it come to me, … Continue reading

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