Yearning and Desire

Need.  Want.  Yearning.  Desire.  Do those words resonate with you?  The emotion is even engraved on the Statue of Liberty.  “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”  (Thank you, Emma Lazarus.)  Yearning is part of our psychic, and yet many of us never think about how it drives our…

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Dear Contractor – How to Communicate with Women

It isn’t a large space, and there weren’t particularly thorny issues to deal with.  Few demolition or construction surprises.  But five months to renovate a kitchen only proves that while men and women are from two different planets, contractors are in a different solar system. I love our guys and gals.  For the most part,…

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Coming April 21- Geno and Agnes’s Story

  Hi friends! It’s time to fill you in on what I’m working on as Yvonne Kohano. I’ve been refilling my creative well with writing workshops, public speaking to readers and writers, and craft conferences. I think I’m ready to burst!   Flynn’s Crossing Series “Fortune smiles upon the brave and frowns upon the coward.” I’m…

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The Writer Doth Edit Too Much

This should be subtitled:  Never attend a writing conference when you are in the midst of editing a manuscript.  You. May.  Learn. Too. Much. My new release, Measure Twice, Love Once, is due out on April 21.  (Yes, please preorder it on Amazon!)  When I set the preorder date, I thought I’d have plenty of…

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Guns and Roses – Crimelandia Fun!

Hi friends – I had a great time at the Crimelandia conference on the panel “Guns and Roses”, talking about the intersection of romance and suspense in fiction. Fellow panelist Patricia Dusenbury did a wonderful job of capturing the essence of our discussion, so please check out her blog: http://www.thewriteroomblog.com/?p=3060 Make sure you read her…

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I am a Sticky Note

I’m here.  I’m ready whenever an idea strikes.  I’m your pad of sticky notes, willing to take down your deepest thoughts – or your grocery list – or that prompt to call the kids’ dentist.  Whatever.  I’m here for you. Sticky notes may be the greatest accidental invention of the past centuries.  Seriously, who would…

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