My Storybook Childhood

My Storybook Childhood

Mine was a Storybook Childhood... ... spent just a few leagues from an Enchanted Castle, set in a Magical Kingdom that was ruled by a benevolent wizard whose powerful spells captured my imagination every time my parents took me for a visit. The moment I walked through...

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5 Confessions of a Romance Writer

5 Confessions of a Romance Writer

Because Confession is Good for the Heart... 1.) It took me 17 years to write my first historical romance. Although it (the first 3 chapters) was nominated for RWA’s Golden Heart in 1989, the story itself was utterly unpublishable. Like a repository of bad writing, I...

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Details, Details, Details!

Details, Details, Details!

Research and the Writer Details, details, details.  Yes, that's why you'll find me on one of my historical research trips, shamelessly fondling fat iron door hinges, sniffing the fresh floor rushes in an Elizabethan kitchen, rubbing my cheek against a cold marble...

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Scrivener

Scrivener

Scrivener is my go-to tool for organizing my thoughts into a book. It took me years of avoidance and experimentation to finally take the plunge and learn how to use its bits and pieces.  I'm so glad I did! The best thing about Scrivener is its flexibility; it allows...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The Year 2020 sounds very science-fictiony to me! And isn't 20/20 an indication of perfect vision! Not sure what that all means, but I am resolved to experience more, achieve more and communicate more. Experience: With six ordinary travel experiences already planned...

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