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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.

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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A Brand New Writers’ Conference for Eastern NC

Folks I received this email through my connection with a relatively new group called Coastal Carolina Mystery Writers. Once I figure out how to post the Save the Date Flier, I’ll have that up too. Writers,   The Beaufort County … Continue reading

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“I get a fine warm feeling when I’m doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let’s face it, writing is hell.”       –William Styron Pretty much says it all. I’ve been having … Continue reading

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The Perils of Naming

One day you may be tempted to write a novel about, say a man who can turn into a dog, a weredog, if you will. Once you realize that, hey, this story is pretty cool, you may think it is funny … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

I’m very excited to be posting to my brand new blog. It even still has that new blog smell. Mmmmm. I finally decided to start the blog for several reasons. 1. I need to begin building an audience for my … Continue reading

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