Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Why Do You Love to…?

Have you ever wondered why you love to do something so much? One of my favorite things to do is write. I loved seeing words form on the pages of my journal. I love painting images through words typed on a blank page, only to have them spring to life again in someone else’s imagination. I love to feel the
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Guest Author Interview: Lisa See

Hello! Thank you, Lisa See, for visiting my blog today. I’m looking forward to hearing the gems you have to share from your writing journey! First of all, what is your favorite genre to write in and what is the age range you generally write for?  I don’t have a favorite. I’ve written a family memoir, mysteries/thrillers, and literary fiction. Actually,
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How Convenient Will Your Inspiration Be This Year?

Happy New Year! It’s a new year and a new day, packed with tons of possibility and potential for inspiration! When and how will YOUR inspiration come? Will it always be convenient? Will it come when you ask for it? When you acknowledge it? Or when it just plain hits you in the face? Maybe it will be a combination
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Creative Storm

A few friends and I have been tucked away for a week in a cottage on the East Coast. As Sandy drew near, we hunkered down, charged our electronics, stocked up on canned food, ice and candles. We were ready for at least 24 hours without electricity. Surprisingly, Sandy just practically whispered by us. We got some wind and a
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Guest Author Interview: Smoky Zeidel

Hello! Thank you, Smoky Zeidel, for visiting my blog today. I’m looking forward to hearing the gems you have to share from your writing journey! First of all, what is your favorite genre to write in and what is the age range you generally write for? I write historical novels with a romantic bent to them, meaning they aren’t traditional romances,
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Guest Author Interview: Sheila Lowe!

It’s time for another author interview! I had the privilege of meeting Sheila Lowe at a bookfaire earlier this year where we were both guest speakers. I thought you might like to hear from her about her writing process and fascinating life. We can all grow and learn from each other’s journey! Like her fictional character Claudia Rose in the
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Do You Have a Backstory?

One of my favorite parts of writing fiction is creating backstories for my characters. I love to get in their heads, find out what makes them tick and see what it makes them do. Wait, I’ll back up. Some of you may be wondering what a backstory is. Here’s a definition of “backstory” from Dictionary.com: “a narrative providing a history or
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Guest Author Interview: Adriana Ryan!

Now and again, I’m going to share an interview with one of my writing friends. Every writer has their own process and fascinating insights into the world of writing. It’s fun to see and learn how different authors think and write! Today, we get to hear from Adriana Ryan. Adriana Ryan writes spunky, supernatural fiction in beautiful Charleston, SC. She is
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Who Says You Can’t Have a Theme Song for a Book Series?

I like music. I love to sing and I play various instruments…to varying degrees of proficiency. As a result, whether one of my characters is singing a song, listening to their favorite music or describing music they’re hearing in a certain scene, music has a tendency to creep into my books. So why not make use of it and branch
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Do You Read Out Loud?

Sunday, we had a party to launch 2108: Eyes Open on the West Coast and celebrate the completion of the audiobook of The Realm: The Awakening Begins. Some of the actors who read for the audio book were able to be there and it was fun for everyone to hear some of the finished product. My favorite part however, was
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