Category Archives: Lists

Writers Block Themselves

Our Monday Fox asked: What are some ways you deal with writer’s block?I can tell you how others don’t deal with it. The inability to finish a story, to get past a plot hole, to link one set of happenings … Continue reading

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I See London,I see France,I see Someone’s Under….drawers

Apparently I came up with the question: “What is in your desk drawers”? What ISN’T in my desk drawers? We have desks all over the house. I bought a little, dainty writing desk when we first got married and that … Continue reading

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English: British to American

Last week while we were discussing the possibility of our works being translated into other languages, I said that  I would like to bring up translating English to English, that is to say, “British” to “American”. I have read books … Continue reading

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Note on Notes

“NOTES, do you make them? Have you tried taping and transcribing them? What works for you?” When I put this topic on the schedule, I was actually asking about notes for writing, but I did not make myself clear.   It … Continue reading

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LISTen, Remind Me…

“What is something for which you constantly need reminding? ” That never used to be a problem for me. Oh, I could go on about memory in general, but I will try to make it brief. I was the one … Continue reading

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Commonalities in My Stories

Do Certain Characteristics Recur in My Fiction? By Jeff Salter I’ve occasionally day-dreamed that one day my fiction [or poetry] would become famous enough that I’d have a literary biographer go through my material – published and unpublished – and … Continue reading

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Leading Questions

What three questions would we ask a famous historical figure? ONE historical figure? I not only simply enjoy history, I married a history major, so historical figures are discussed a great deal in our house. This is a really difficult … Continue reading

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From Captain Kangaroo to Stephen King

The question of the week is: Which celebrity do you wish would hold up one of your published books on a national stage (or TV) and say, “Hey, everybody should read this!”? I am not someone who is in awe … Continue reading

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This week we are asked to describe our dream house. When I was a kid, I actually drew plans for my dream house. As I recall, it consisted of a lot of bedrooms and bathrooms,(I never had my own room … Continue reading

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TBR #11: Yearly Goal Almost Met!

As authors, we spend a lot of time thinking about the stories we want to tell. But it’s important to read the words that others write. Each year I set a reading goal on Goodreads, and this year I vowed … Continue reading

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