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Fun a Day Reseda – Day 4: Building the Revision List

I went through all of the comments I received in the beta review of The Ghosts of Reseda High and put together a revision list. I use Evernote for checklists like this. It helps me keep track of things I need to do, and I can search my records to make sure I didn’t miss …

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Fun a Day Reseda – Day 2: Beta Results

Today for Fun a Day Reseda, I’m going over the results of The Ghosts of Reseda High beta. Thanks to all of you who participated. I appreciate your helpful and honest comments. The feedback I got on the book was mostly positive. I found this reassuring because it shows I’m on the right track. You …

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UPDATE: The Ghosts of Reseda High Beta

Update: Beta 2 is now open! Thanks to all of you who expressed interest in The Ghosts of Reseda High beta. Here were some changes I made during the first beta: Reviewers have already found a few egregious errors, mostly with inconsistencies with character names. I had made some last-minute character name changes, and not …

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The two Resedas

I had a wonderful time visiting my hometown of Reseda, California. I went there to do research on my novel, be interviewed by a writer creating a video history of the community, and meet with members of the Reseda Neighborhood Council. As I went through my hometown, I realized I was seeing two Resedas: The …

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Why high school matters

As I work on The Ghosts of Reseda High (and planning to go there soon to do research), it made me think about high school in general. Why do we make such a big deal about it, at least in the United States? High school is only three or four years. If we live until …

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