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Where Did I Put Those Oxygen Tanks Again?

By Colby Marshall - October 17, 2011

So, the first draft is finished. What now? *cue the theme from Jaws* Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your laptop...it's time for...revision. It's a word that strikes fear into the hearts of writers everywhere. It can make even the most confident, veteran author break out into a cold sweat. But revise we must, because as every writer has learned the truth somewhere along the way: you can't write solid gold the first time. Read more »

Celebrate Good Time, Come On!

By Colby Marshall - October 7, 2011

**drumroll,please** Over 50 viewings of The Taking of Pelham 123, Twenty or more boxes of Ice Breakers Mints, 5 months, 98,000 words... Read more »

Spiders, Heights, and Children, Oh, My!

By - October 6, 2011

Or, better known as my fears. Granted, I'm probably afraid of one or two other things ("one or two" should read "a hundred or so"), but these are the big three. Read more »

Thrillers, A History

By Colby Marshall - September 30, 2011

This writing about writing thing is a new adventure for me, so I've found myself a bit lost as to what to tackle first. The more I thought about where to go next, the more I decided to tell you a little bit about what sort of thrillers I'm attracted to most. Read more »

Glitter and Gore

By Colby Marshall - September 19, 2011

Most people who know me in person weren't shocked to see me at the theatre last weekend wearing my latest find: a pair of fluffy, white boots, style name, "Fluff Mommas." After all, some of my friends joke that I sweat glitter and own more pink than Elle Woods and Barbie combined. This would also be why some are surprised to find out that I don't write chick-lit or read Confessions of a Shopaholic. Nope. Not me. Most of what I read and write has at least one dead body in the first five pages and another blood spatter or eight in the next twenty. Read more »
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