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Split Personality: The Heroine

  Posted by Deb Borys , 27 January 2016 · 152 views

Boy, looking back at old manuscripts written twenty to thirty years ago—some close to forty, even—sure does make a person see how much they’ve changed over the years. I was into the wounded male hero back then, for one thing, … Continue reading

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Split Personality – Luke

  Posted by Deb Borys , 20 January 2016 · 294 views

This week I want to explore the three faces of Luke, the main male character in my “trilogy” of three books from one idea. Luke’s first name remains the same in all three versions, mainly because I think it goes … Continue reading

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Chapter Ones

  Posted by Deb Borys , 13 January 2016 · 128 views

Last week, I mentioned that I am rewriting an old manuscript that I’d actually already rewritten once, but from memory. This week, I thought I’d show you the first chapters of all three so you can see how different, or … Continue reading

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Review: Gritty but Ultimately Good

  Posted by Deb Borys , 08 January 2016 · 96 views

Originally posted on BOX OF RAIN: another STREET STORIES suspense novel:
The Chicago Review of Books posted an awesome review this morning of Box of Rain. Click the link at the end to read the whole wonderful thing, but here…

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Three Books From One

  Posted by Deb Borys , 05 January 2016 · 131 views

In 2012 I was living in Seattle and trying to supplement my part-time job with some freelance writing. One of the things I contracted to write was a personalizable novel for a European company called PersonalNOVEL that allowed readers to … Continue reading

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2015

  Posted by Deb Borys , 01 January 2016 · 211 views

Seems like everyone’s always using the year end to count their blessings and resolve to accomplish great things in the next 365 days. Normally I avoid that like the plague.  No reason why, except maybe because everyone else is doing … Continue reading

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The 2015 Chicago Book Expo

  Posted by Deb Borys , 12 November 2015 · 121 views

I have heard great things about this event from other writers and am looking forward to attending for the first time. If you go, stop by my table and say hi.  I’d love to see you.Filed under: Events

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October Events

  Posted by Deb Borys , 23 September 2015 · 132 views

I can’t believe October is almost here, but I’m loving this fall weather. If I can just pretend winter snows and cold aren’t right behind autumn, I can be a happy camper. I’m also happy about a couple of events … Continue reading

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That’s two, two, two awards in one!

  Posted by Deb Borys , 08 September 2015 · 322 views

Last year, I was thrilled that my story An Autumn Afternoon was runner up at Word of Art, an artist/author collaboration sponsored by In Print Professional Writers.So you can imagine how off the wall I felt on September 4 when … Continue reading

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The 2015 Printers Row Festival

  Posted by Deb Borys , 30 May 2015 · 139 views

Ack! This event is sneaking up on me way too quickly.  Still, I’m excited to be going back to Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Festival. On Sunday, June 7 from 2-6 p.m. I will once again be under the Chicago Writers … Continue reading

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