Nothing says mission accomplished like typing THE END.  Another manuscript finished, new family members explored.  Truly, characters become like family to writers.  Their quirks, habits, beliefs, and flaws dominate a span of three months to a year of your life.  They whine, complain, laugh, lie, steal, cheat, and sometimes, come full circle with their foolishness.  You sit with them, waiting for them to tell their stories and what lesson they want the reader to glean.  Sometimes, it’s slo...


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