Snow Changes Everything

In our area we’re obsessed with weather. No it’s not because we rely on agriculture and tourism to fill the coffers and cash registers.

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Where to Find Your Next Incredible Read

I have two best friends who read – a lot, as in, they have time to finish multiple books in a week.  I’ll just say it right now – I’m SO jealous!  And I’m lucky, because they pass on many great suggestions to me. Now if I only had the time… It isn’t only friends’…

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Worry Poster

Where do Themes come from?

Readers are always curious how authors can sit down facing a blank page (paper or electronic), and fill it with a story that engages and intrigues them.  It’s more than characters and more than the plot line. Stories have themes, the building of a crescendo about an issue that is something the audience can relate…

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How to Write a Series

Do you get hooked on a fiction series, loving the fact that you become familiar with a cast of characters or a location? Do you find yourself living with them like they are a group of good friends, knowing you can pick up where you left off a few months before and continue the relationship?…

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The Best Part of Romance

01/17/13 The month is flying by, and I’m hard at work to finish the draft of “Blooms on the Bones”, the story of Tess and Powers in Flynn’s Crossing, before the end of the month.  Recently I’ve heard from a number of people who have been telling me what they’ve liked best about the earlier…

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Feel the Fear

Are you familiar with the old saying, “Feel the fear and do it anyway”?  Research supports the idea that we can turn fears into positive ways to move ourselves forward.  In fact, fear can be a boost to creative processes, particularly writing. I can vouch for the fact that I turn some of my greatest…

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