Category Archives: writers

Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Eleven

I love the Goodreads yearly challenge, because it helps me keep track of what I read, and reminds me how far ahead or behind I am toward reaching my yearly goal. For the past several years I’ve set my reading … Continue reading

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YA Read Any Good Books Lately?

Free Week :it’s Thanksgiving Week in America. I have had some respiratory illness, so as much as I usually enjoy having a full house, (and often guests from out of town), this year is quiet and I probably needed for … Continue reading

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Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Dana Nussio and Her Dark Web Defender

This month, my guest is a former member of of my local RWA (Romance Writers of America) chapter. Dana Nussio has been one of the real success stories of our organization. She made a name for herself writing inspirational romance … Continue reading

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Careless Whisperers

I have several works-in-progress. Oh, would that other stories would stop insisting on telling me more of their own people and plots and let me finish one at a time! Do you have that problem? I will get up a … Continue reading

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Giving Books Second Chances…or More

I’ve posted before about how I could not ‘get into’ the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, nor the Narnia books and how now, I adore those series. I think there are others that I might need to go back to and … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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