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Debra R. Borys


Wake up. Get Up. Write.

  Posted by Deb Borys , 12 February 2014 · 71 views

One of the things I worry will happen as a result of having moved back home to small town Illinois is that I will lose sight of who I’ve grown to be in the years since I last lived here.  … Continue reading

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The Homeroom

  Posted by Deb Borys , 11 February 2014 · 59 views

Originally posted on STREET STORIES Novels:
Film director Kirsten Kelly might have been talking about my character Booker T in Hello Goodbye, with her comments below.  I found this article, just after writing some dialogue for my fiction Night Moves…

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Lost Stories: I Wonder Where I Was Going With This One

  Posted by Deb Borys , 05 February 2014 · 52 views

Every once in a while I go through my old story starts on my computer or in my files to see how my ideas have aged.  Sometimes like a fine wine I like what I read and may even get … Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of a Writer

  Posted by Deb Borys , 04 February 2014 · 74 views

When you get inside the mind of a writer, you may find yourself inside the mind of one of their characters instead.  Yes, there are voices in my head.  Here’s one of them, Booker T. Brooks, the main street kid … Continue reading

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Roman Rivalry Rules Our World

  Posted by Deb Borys , 01 February 2014 · 62 views

The former power trips of the Roman Empire affect us even today as we see from this entry in the 1937 Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia explaining why poor February got gypped of an extra day. Long live Emperor Augustus in the … Continue reading

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Recognize Anyone?

  Posted by Deb Borys , 29 January 2014 · 46 views

The 1937 edition of Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia devotes almost 12 whole pages to American Authors and What They Wrote. Several authors highlighted were deemed important enough to have their picture included.  Most of the names were familiar to me, but … Continue reading

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Ebook Prices Reduced

  Posted by Deb Borys , 27 January 2014 · 50 views

My publisher realigned their pricing structure and decided to reduce the cost for all their ebooks that have been released for at least six months.  This includes the e-versions of both Painted Black and Bend Me, Shape Me! The books … Continue reading

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Deranged Dictation

  Posted by Deb Borys , 22 January 2014 · 46 views

I received Dragon Dictation on my phone for free when I bought the Swype keyboard app from Nuance.com and decided to use it to dictate an old manuscript into Evernote for editing and resurrection.  It has produced some interesting results … Continue reading

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An Author Spotlight

  Posted by Deb Borys , 16 January 2014 · 63 views

M.J. Joachim, who did a thoughtful review of Bend Me, Shape Me recently, invited me to do a guest post about who I am, a theme you may have seen a few times here in this blog. I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Bookkeeping Made Easy

  Posted by Deb Borys , 13 January 2014 · 56 views

These simple steps seem all too complicated to me in today’s era of  accounting software that does all the thinking for you, but it sure was fun to use these pages when I played school with my cousins at Grandma’s … Continue reading

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