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Gaining strength through rejection  #amwriting — Life in the Realm of Fantasy

We who are authors and artists are notoriously thin-skinned. When we are young in the profession and still consider our works to be the equivalent of our perfect children, we bleed profusely when you admit you didn’t really enjoy what … Continue reading

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Getting Dressed in the 18th Century!

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Writing Modern Historical Fiction

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Swanky Swigs

Did you know that before Cheez Whiz was sold in jars, it came in Swanky Swigs tumblers you could drink from? That’s the kind of wonderful nonsense I come up with while researching for my latest historical novel. Also learned … Continue reading

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Find Me a Darn Synonym

Just finished three weeks of intense proofreading of my new historical novel, Not a Healing Balm,—it’s only a working title since the publisher wasn’t comfortable with the one I first came up with. I didn’t agree with his suggestion at … Continue reading

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Choose your phobia.

This must be a partial list, because a lot more phobias come to mind–claustrophobia and arachnophobia being  the ones that concern me most. As a writer I can add the fear of rejections, although I think publishers these days are … Continue reading

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READ AN EBOOK WEEK

SPECIALS FOR READERS!!! Find great deals during Read an Ebook Week at Smashwords between March 5-11 This is the hub of the action, where you find over 70,000 multi-format books regularly priced at free every day, and thousands more that … Continue reading

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Review: The Dolan Girls by S.R. Mallery

S.R. Mallery’s historical western, The Dolan Girls, gives us a colourful view of America’s wild west of the 1800’s. It was a time when cowboys and bandits were free to roam the countryside, women slept with a gun at a … Continue reading

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Most Indies shouldn’t ever publish. Well, most women shouldn’t have babies. #amwriting

That’s not a kneejerk yeah well you’re ugly and your mother dresses you funny response.  Ask any writer, traditionally published or indie, our books are the children of our brains, and we’re protec… Source: Most Indies shouldn’t ever publish. Well, … Continue reading

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The Hard Truth About Publishing—What Writers & Readers NEED to Know

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
As we careen toward the New Year, many emerging writers have a goal to finally publish that novel and I hope you do! But the arts are kind of strange. We often get…

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