Category Archives: Words

Went With the Wind

“Went With the Wind” was the title of the hilarious Carol Burnett lampoon of the famous Civil War saga, but Margaret Mitchell or her editors would probably would have named the book that today. Why? Because “gone” seems to be … Continue reading

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If You Like Pina Coladas…Escape

This week we are asked about our favorite place to ‘escape’, I’d be very happy to tell you about choosing between my private beach getaway and my yacht, that is, if I had them. (What a wonderful dilemma that would … Continue reading

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

(I’m back after being ill and I just hope that I make sense! I have no idea why it posted in italics.) This week: If you had to get rid of most of your belongings in order to move into a … Continue reading

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Pronunciation

Pronunciation When I moved here, people did not understand me. I guess whoever lives in an area can say that others have an accent, whereas wherever else I have lived my mid-Atlantic way of speech, (so I am told that … Continue reading

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Creative Control

“What is the most important thing you learned after completing your first book?” That being a writer is nothing like I expected it to be. Again, as I said last week when asked about publishing a first book, the “I … Continue reading

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Writing May Not Be Written Down

This Week: Can you picture yourself ever stopping writing (creatively)… and thinking, “Nah, I’m tired of writing. Maybe I’ll do something else.” Short answer? No. I know that everyone who has been here for any time knows that I wrote … Continue reading

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Legacy

The Hound posed this week’s question: If you could be remembered (as an author) for only ONE of your books… which book would you choose. Why that one? I have not pushed to have my manuscripts published, (I know, I … Continue reading

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Serious Series Suggestions

About a week ago a question was posed in a Facebook writer’s group:  “Can you give me any advice on writing a series?”  I weighed in, then I thought that, in a longer version, it might make a good post … Continue reading Continue reading

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