Archive for April 2009

Silver Phoenix!

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for. Possibly all your life. Today, the amazing Cindy Pon’s debut novel SILVER PHOENIX has been released! Can I tell you how excited I am for this book? First of all, Cindy is a genuine, multi-talented, truly kind individual. To me, she stands as a compelling reason to…

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possible titles

A Silver Pale as Night The Valley of Merk Merk Valley Searchers The Searcher The Merk Finder

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deal terminology

Nice deal is $1 to $49,000Very nice deal is $50K to $99KGood deal is $100K to $250Significant deal is $250K to $499KMajor deal is $500K and up

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I Heart Diana

So, I just got my first review back. It was from my twin sister, Diana. Yes, she’s my sister. Yes, she’s biased. But, I still can’t help but feel light as a feather right now. I had to post, because I just feel to happy to sleep. Now, I at least know that it works.…

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Photoshop Friday

Short one today. Because I am officially on break. Why? Well, I finally finished the first round of edits on PAMR!!! So, I’ve titled this weeks episode: WHEW! It’s only been about two and a half weeks since I finished the first draft, but let me tell you, these have been some very grueling edits.…

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Photoshop Friday

Another post on my personal editing experiences.(Hey, you knew it was coming. Eventually the well was going to run dry.) I’ve creatively titled this episode: More on Editing As some of you may know, I am a big time note taker. (Moleskine! Love it. Swear by it.) I make notes on my books every day,…

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Stop the Presses!

Remember this post, where I said I never won anything? Well, looks like my ship has finally come in. I officially won a blog contest! Thank you, Sara! You rock! 🙂 My life is now fulfilled.

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In which Renee becomes an Agent for a day, and learns a ridiculously obvious truth.

So, I’m sure others will blog about Nathan Branford’s Agent for a Day thingy, but I’m gonna beat you all to it. Ha-ha! The gist: Fifty query letters were posted on Nathan’s blog at random times, and we “agents” were allowed to request five manuscripts. Well, I decided right away that I was going to…

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Photoshop . . . um, Saturday

How to Edit a Book in Three Simple Steps By. Inner Editor So, you just finished a book, eh? I bet right now, you are feeling something along these lines.Well, ~News Flash~ your book is far from perfect. You need to whip that sorry piece of kilobytes into shape! But, never fear, Inner Editor is…

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Condoning the Copycat

Normally, I find Ni Hao Kailan to be a cute little cartoon show. Every episode has a theme and one theme song that is sung over an over again throughout (brainwashing the message into the viewers mind.) Well, this morning, I was letting my daughter watch TV as I shot off a few emails, and…

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