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A New Role Model: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

12 Nov 2014, Posted by Tim Tibbitts in Uncategorized

I’ve just discovered Miranda Beverly-Wittemore (www.MirandaBW.com), through an article she co-authored in the Nov/Dec issue of Poets and Writers. Her third novel, Bittersweet, came out in May. I haven’t read it yet. What’s got me on the MirandaBW bandwagon is her website and her honest, non-flashy, personal approach to marketing her books and herself as an author. I’m not much pleased with my author website–I need to enrich the content significantly–but it also currently feels too impersonal. I’m going to take a page out of Miranda’s book and adopt a more first person approach on the website. Thoughts?

Revising A Novel 101: Day 22

06 Feb 2014, Posted by Tim Tibbitts in Read My Story, Uncategorized

How I Came to Be Writing This Novel Stealing family stories as the blueprint for a novel is a form of cheating.  You take a deaf grandfather who is afraid of flying and you ask “Why?”  You take the old pump organ that sat in the basement for two decades after his father died.  In those two decades dust accumulates around that organ, but not only dust.  Memories and stories also gather themselves, gossamer cobwebs barely perceptible at first, but over time, while people are living their lives, graduating from school and college, getting married and making babies, the dust…