Category Archives: writing

Sense and Sensibility, Kind Of

This week we are asked: Have you ever observed a gathering of family or friends and thought that an incident there would make a good scene in a book? Oh, yes! Many things in my life make good topics for … Continue reading

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Guest:Author Collette Cameron

I am very pleased to have Collette Cameron join us today. Collette and I have many mutual Facebook Friends. Since we seem to post more than many, we see quite a bit of each other. I am treated to pictures … Continue reading

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First Publications, Looking Forward

Our very first publications and/or bylines, how did they feel? With the first ones in school, I felt embarrassed. I had very little self-esteem and I had critical people around me, so I never felt anything was good enough when … Continue reading

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Exhilaration, Validation, and then Let-Down

How I’ve Felt After Publications By Jeff Salter This week, we’re talking about how we’ve felt after our first few bylines or publications. I need to preface all this by clarifying that as long as I can remember, I’ve been … Continue reading

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A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.S.

Free Week at 4F,1H and this week has gotten past me.I have been trying to do some catch-up reading, but have gotten in virtually no writing. Not one letter. I have to admit that I have had people in and … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Sherry Harris

My guest today is Sherry Harris, author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries. Sherry, along with other mystery writers, also wrote a couple of great take-offs on Edgar Allen Poe’s works in “Edgar Allen Cosy”. A former guest, Edith … Continue reading

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The Write Convention

Book conventions are the topic of the week and frankly, I have next to no direct experience with being a seller at one. I have not (yet) published a book and therefore have never even considered having a table at … Continue reading

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