Monthly Archives: November 2017

Pardon Me, Pardner — But You’re In My Space

Sharing Work Space and Partnering with Other Authors By Jeff Salter This week, we’re blogging about sharing — who we’d share writing space with and who we’d want as co-authors. Supposedly I came up with this topic, way back when, … Continue reading

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Say Yes to the Mini Retreat

Writing tends to be a lonely business, and I find I work best in those circumstances. I don’t mind being by myself, although I’m not always at my most productive when I am home alone in front of my computer. … Continue reading

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Writing in Darkness

This week we’re talking about writing with others. I have often thought about collaborating with a few different authors but I seem to lack the courage to ask them if that would be something that they would be interested in … Continue reading

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May I Squeeze In?

This week, our resident hound posed an intriguing question: Who would you select as a writing partner if you were simply going to share studio space? Who would you choose if your writing partner would also be your co-author on … Continue reading

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I sincerely hope that every one of our readers in the United States had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. It is one day that anyone can, (and nearly everyone does), enjoy. No matter what their background or Creed, I have yet … Continue reading

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More Backstory About My Tribute to the Greatest Generation

How My Novel “Called to Arms Again” Came to Be By J. L. Salter Details have become somewhat hazy over the past ten years, but I’m pretty sure the seeds of my third novel — third completed and the third … Continue reading

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Thankful for the flu!

My son had an allergist appointment about two weeks ago, and his doctor said that cold and flu season was about two weeks away. It arrived about four days early in our house. My daughter has the cough and stuffy … Continue reading

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Project incomplete

The past few weeks have been hectic what with illness in our house, an energetic 8 year old, all three of my kids currently bring homeschooled, and watching my nephew on top of all my regular responsibilities. I’m afraid that … Continue reading

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Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Eleven

Has it been a month already? It seems the months go by faster and faster. Another semester is nearly over and the music groups I play in are preparing for holiday performances. Still, I managed to cross a few books … Continue reading

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guest: Author Jeri Westerson

Once I read some of her work, I knew I wanted to ask award-winning author Jeri Westerson to join us on 4F, 1H. She has written in several genres including paranormal, rom/com and historicals. Her short stories are touching. She … Continue reading

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