Building Character

My son played soccer this weekend. Not really an uncommon event but it was interesting game. I was particularly interested in how the boys interacted. One boy has a habit of stealing the ball away from his own team members. Not really a nice trait in a player but I don’t think he means it. …

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Writing a historical requires research

Readers are clever people, they know what they like, and especially what they don’t. Some like danger and intrigue and some, like me, prefer things on the lighter side. I write what I most like to read: an escape from the present world and a good dose of hero and heroine attraction. When I began …

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Getting it together

Learning new things take time. And developing strong, clear writing is no exception. The critique group I joined is a wonderful group of writers, funny, warm, and extremely talented. I have recieved so much encouragement for my work that I often blush. I hope if your part of a critique group that you recieve the …

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In the beginning …

In the beginning there was the idea that I could write a novel. It took me nine months to complete Chills, another month to type up because I wanted the whole writer experience (or what I thought it was) and hand wrote in notebooks. Foolish girl aren’t I. Then came NaNoWriMo – and I thought …

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