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What You Don’t Know

June 29th, 2017

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Okay, I posted the first installment of that mystery novella-type thing I said I was writing.   I swirled the ice cubes in my high ball glass and took a sip of my Johnnie Walker Blue, a departure from my regular Cabernet. Something about the Absynthe’s masculine decor made me want to drink scotch, grab […]

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What Kind of Trashy Viral Stories Do You Love?

January 9th, 2017

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  I’m wondering if I could pick your brains a bit. As you know, I’m working on my first novel and the backdrop is a woman’s online magazine. (Think Jezebel.) One plot point in the book revolves around a writer (think Rachel Brewson of xoJane infamy) whose story goes viral. Obviously, what made “Brewson’s” story […]

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Woman on Top

August 21st, 2016

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  So, as of a few minutes ago, I submitted my manuscript to The Tracking Board’s Launchpad contest. I was originally going to go with the title That One Thing. But this week I hired an editor to review the 150 pages I had so far. She gave me the idea of re-naming the project […]

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Writer Question: How To Present Characters of Color

July 20th, 2016

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  Please me tell me what you infer from these lines:   Her tawny hair was tied back in a sleek nape knot, drawing attention to her high cheek bones and powder blue eyes. “I am a creature of habit. You’d know that better than anyone.” A minority in a minority in a minority, she […]

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What Do You Do If He Tries Too Hard?

May 23rd, 2016

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    Name: Beth : Question: Hi Moxie, you’ve posted a lot recently about the guys who fade, but I was wondering if you could comment on the opposite – the guys who are a bit too enthusiastic and almost pushy when it comes to dating? I have been going out with a guy for […]

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There’s Nothing I Loathe More Than a Whiny Dude

April 27th, 2015

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Chris Its great that you write….I do too. For any venture to succeed it must be balanced. None of us or our friends would buy a book if it were just about a certain race or gender….. We hope your book is balanced and addresses the “double standards” men experience everyday too. For instance at […]

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