Category Archives: Writing

Battling Atrophy

Several years ago, I was lucky enough to get back in touch with a friend with whom I’d become estranged. At first our contact was tentative. Both of us were out of practice in talking to each other. You know … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After

It’s the goal in a romance novel. It’s what differentiates a romance from women’s fiction or book club books. It’s the payoff in a romantic comedy. It’s the ending of the Disney-fied fairy tales (not, though, the Hans Christian Andersen … Continue reading

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Permission to Suck, Granted

When I began writing, eighteen-ish months ago, one of the bits of advice I read was that you need to allow yourself to just write without fear of how bad it’s going to be. Because it is going to be … Continue reading

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My Avon Addiction

It’s not what you think. Or what my UPS guy thought as he delivered shiny pink packages to me every month, to the “Avon Addict” at my address. About two years ago, in the midst of my historical romance/Julia Quinn/Eloisa … Continue reading

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A Time and a Place

I have been struggling with how to fit writing into my life. I could say I haven’t had the time, but that’s not true. I’ve lacked the focus needed, that’s for sure. I am the obsessive type, but unfortunately I … Continue reading

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My Voice

I think I have found it. While it’s not what I had initially looked for, I think I’m OK with what it is. More words tomorrow.

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My Secret Identity

How exciting. I’ve always wanted to have one, haven’t you? When I began this writing project, I kept it to myself, and just a few friends. A select group of real-life buddies, “imaginary” (message-board) friends, and a couple of family … Continue reading

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