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Thirteen Encouraging Comments from the 2016 Wisconsin Romance Writers’ FAB FIVE Contest

Writing communicates. I hope that’s what my stories do, but often, especially with an early draft, I’m not so sure the scenes or characters work....

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A Pat on the Back

Sometimes we all need a pat on the back, an “Atta girl!” when we’ve worked hard. I got one this week, when I crossed the 50,000 word mark in the...

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Bewitching Desires- Readers’ Favorite Pick

  Do you like scary movies? Are you in the mood for a spooky romance? A bunch of my chapter sisters have joined together to pen a collection of spine-tingling...

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Zinnias, Zinnias and More Zinnias

It’s summer. Time for picnics and camp outs and those special hobbies we can do only in warm weather.   I like to walk in my garden, where I plant...

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Ask an Editor: A Conversation with Cheryl Yeko Continued

Want to find out how a fiction editor and an award-winning writer thinks? I know I do. Last week Cheryl Yeko, an acquiring editor at Soul Mate Publishing,...

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Flying Mutant Zombie Rats–A Sure-to-Be Middle Grade Classic

When my sons were in elementary school, they thrived on HARRY POTTER, WALTER THE FARTING DOG and the adventures of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. Now I can’t help...

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In Celebration of Love—Thirteen Quotes

In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m posting thirteen of my favorite poignant, profound or humorous thoughts about love. https://barbarah.files.wordpress.com/...

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Is it Middle Grade or Young Adult? Thirteen Considerations to Clue a Reader In

Even though I’m a voracious reader and like to read everything from adult mysteries to picture book fantasies, I’m still learning the categories and...

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Open to Change

    Last summer I started shopping around SUCKER PUNCHING MAGIC, one of my favorite stories about a mild-mannered troll and a girl with a hot...

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Happy 2015!

    I hope 2014 was good for you and I look forward to sharing another 360 some days in cyberspace together. Happy New Year! But I don’t just...

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