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The Moms behind Maureen McCullough

I am often asked where my characters come from. It’s a small vault I store in the big toe of my right foot. LOL! No. I honestly don’t know. I pull inspiration from every person I meet and every thing I hear, so there is always a mix of people compiling into one. But there is one character, a mother, that I love above all the...

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Tuesday Tips: The Beauty of a Beta

Betareader: also referred to as pre-reader or critiquer, is a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting. Beta reading is typically done before the story is released for public consumption. So how many Betas...

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Tuesday Tips: My Point of View on Point of View

This Tuesday’s Tip comes at the request of a reader. “How do you choose point of view? I am trying to write for the first time. For some reason I am at a battle between 1st and 3rd. I would really enjoy hearing your thoughts on this process.” POV is a great place to start! [dropcap]F[/dropcap]irst, let’s get a basic understanding of POV so we’re all...

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Tuesday’s Tips: Good Editing vs. Bad Editing

An author walks into a bar carrying 3 manuscripts. She hands the first one to a friend, the second one to the bartender, and the third one to the guy checking her out. Two weeks later she returns to the bar. Friend: OMG! I lovvvvvvvvved it! You’re so talented! How did you ever manage to come up with that? Author: Did you find any typos?...

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Tueasday’s Tip: Top 7 Writing Distractions

Squirrel!!   Last week we talked about scheduling and the discipline it takes to write a novel. This week I’m doing a countdown of the top 7 distractions I have to avoid at all costs when trying to write and tips on how that’s done.   7. People. They must realize the fictional people in our heads have the floor right now and we can’t...

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Tuesday’s Tip: An Author’s Schedule

Welcome to the first of my Tuesday’s Tips segment here on Literally Lydia. This segment is intended to help fellow writers and aspiring authors gain insight into the world of books, publishing, and behind the scenes situations authors face every day. I thought a good place to start would be… The Author’s Schedule [dropcap]S[/dropcap]o you’ve decided you’re no longer playing at a hobby and you’ve finally...

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We Have Lift Off!

As of February 2015, LydiaMichaels.org will be relocating to www.Lydia-Michaels.com. The will be moving to this site and getting a brand new look! Please bear with us as we iron out the kinks and get things rolling. If you find a snag in the site, don’t be afraid to let us know! Our goal is to not just provide information, but also a place for...

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