What makes me want to write?

What makes me want to write?

So tonight, I decided to really relax and think about what it is I want out of writing. What do I hope to accomplish with the whole activity that has so totally consumed me for over five years. Especially since my books, novella, and short stories of the past are sort of being held ransom. I am not going to go into details here but just know that sometimes it is far better to be your own publisher than rely on someone else. And to think that from my childhood, (yes, I wrote a pilgrim story in 4th grade), I

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Catching up – aka taking a deep breath before the plunge

…yes, the block has been broken and I am ON THE ROAD again writing. So my posts may be a little fewer and farther between. But I am thinking of you…I really am. So here is what is new… I am also doing art-tastic things. I am creating book covers and will soon unveil a book cover design website!! Of late, I have been doing zentangles like mad and have now pulled out the old watercolors. Inspiration abounds! art And oh, my goodness! Reading is going so well. I have to thank my good friend, Valia Lind VL’s blog for

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Kurt Vonnegut quote

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country” — Kurt Vonnegut, American author

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Time to reflect

Maybe it’s the weather, I mean, it is winter and this is the season for Seasonal Affective Disorder, but I have been really reflective lately. Do you ever just sit and think about events in your life that you treasure? I sometimes go back over events that I regret too, but those I usually let go of pretty quickly. You cannot change the past, and dwelling on bad events or mistakes will not benefit you. National Media Museum / Foter I believe that it is far better to recall and consider good events in your life. A past memory that

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Historical Romances, novels

How much research should go into a historical romance or novel? How much to include of all the hours you have poured over books and visited museums getting information? How much do you need to put in for your book to strike an authentic note? Only as much as you need on a bare basis. Yes, really. Research is done for the author, not the reader. If you include a few items of authentic historical accuracy, you will make them happy. If you include every nuance of every detail you learned while researching the book, you will make them stop

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