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Look! Writing Musings!
Been a while, hasn't it?

I'm presently (yes, still) plotting out a novel. One of the problems I'm facing is how is the main character going to defend herself? She probably will end up with a small gun, but allow me to walk you through my thought process. (Please note that this has ...
6/19/2018 10:12:09 AM

Hey, Look! A Story Publication!
Well, this has been on Amazon for a while, but since the 4/17/2017 9:16:42 AM

And The Door Starts To Open
Well, this is interesting. Two nights ago I got about six hours of uninterrupted sleep with no responsibility dreams that I can remember. I'll take that after many nights in a row of waking up every hour or two, sometimes in a panic over a particularly vivid responsibility dream, Those who know what ...
12/28/2016 11:52:33 AM

On The Hugo Kerfuffle
Hugonaut, by Vincent Villafranca

That is the closest I'll probably ever get to having my own Hugo Award. Above is Vincent Villafranca ...
4/9/2015 8:05:34 AM

Publishing Myths Series, Updated
About once a year I try to go back and update my Publishing Myths series. I'm kind of surprised at how well things have held up since 2009. (2011 update) (2014 update)
3/12/2015 10:50:53 AM

To The Copypasta Brigade
This is mostly directed at people who comment at a certain web site, and who will probably never see this, but I have to get it off my chest:

Are you one of those people who copy bits from articles you find on other web sites and "forget" to mention the source? It matters not if y ...
2/3/2015 7:47:33 PM

Publishing Myths Series Revisited (Again)
Way back in 2009, I wrote a series of blog posts on publishing myths, with a quick update in 2011

Changes in the industry have rendered ...
1/21/2014 12:53:41 PM

Anxiety Dreams
This latest one was a doozy. I was in LA at a charity even to celebrate Quantum Leap. But it wasn't The Leap Back or any other QL con I've attended or have been involved with. There was a huge stage show. Scott Bakula was singing selections from Romance/Romance. There were other name a ...
11/30/2013 12:00:27 PM

Writing Credits, Professional And Otherwise
I'm facing a deadline so this may be a tad disjointed. I wanted to get this down on the journal and will probably revisit this in the next couple of weeks. Comments are welcome, though. I also have a question at the end.

A friend and I have been discussing exactly what would be a ...
11/15/2013 3:30:50 PM

Dear Author Looking For Editing Services...
The Editorial Freelancers Association recently released their guide to common editorial rates. This is what you should be paying an editor to review and correct your work.

Want basic copyediting for your 100,000 word tome? A fast ...
11/7/2013 8:32:47 PM


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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX

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Look! Writing Musings!
6/19/2018 10:12:09 AM
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ConDFW Wrap-up, plus bonus housekeeping!
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2017 Wrap Up
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2017 Catmas Card
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Updated Nostalgia Section
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Preaching to the Choir? Or Pissing People Off?
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Had This Been An Actual Emergency...
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