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About robindeffendall

My Work In Progress is a humorous paranormal thriller called Rex Appeal. Once Rex is completed, I'll return to Charmer, an epic fantasy also under construction. My alter egos include a kick ass librarian, and crafter, designing Fabrege style eggs. I live with four dogs, four cats and a near endless supply of fur balls.

Cleanliness Is Next to Literary Godliness

I spent the most amazing weekend writing. I met with my private writers’ group, The Wonderchicks, allegedly to revise my novel Rex Appeal. (Yes, it’s still languishing from inattention. Hush up.) Instead I got distracted–again!–by an idea I had in … Continue reading

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Scrivener Saves Lives! It saved mine. I was having lots of trouble managing my manuscript for Rex Appeal. It is my first major piece of writing and I was writing chapters, moving them around, swapping paragraphs, cursing a blue streak … Continue reading

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Victory and PANIC!

I spent the day at Java Mill and Grill, drinking coffee and working on Rex Appeal. For the most part things went well. Joel and Damon took good care of my caffeine needs. I had a terrific Turkey Club that … Continue reading

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High Concept Defined Once and For All

As promised last night at the Write On, Right Now meeting, here is the link to the info I read recently defining “High Concept”. I thought it was helpful, since before this, I had sort of a pornographic understanding of … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Begins NeedToWriteMo’

Other people call it NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days during the month of November. That just doesn’t work for me. I’ve been writing on the same novel, Rex Appeal, for … Continue reading

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Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Contest

My library received written announcements of the Methodist University Southern Writer’s Symposium annual writing contest. Below is the information from the Facebook page. The Symposium itself is March 2, 2013 at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC.   2013 Emerging Writers … Continue reading

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New Writers Conference in NC: Save the Date Flier

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