Monthly Archives: March 2013

A step into London’s past: Three Victorian Houses and a palace

London is one of those places where you can nearly step into the past.  But sometimes the past is getting a dose of modern that interferes with the process.  As a writer, I was determined to get a sense of … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

Yesterday I sent off my mystery novel manuscript to a contest.  If it gets picked, it will be published and there’s money involved. (Wouldn’t that be great?)  To get ready to send off the manuscript, I spent a week re-reading … Continue reading

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Not exactly Young Adult Fiction

Sometimes I just want tomato soup and crackers and sometimes I just want to read a comfort book.  Helen Simonson’s “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” and Rosamunde Pilcher’s “Winter Solstice” have all the things I look for in a comfort novel. … Continue reading

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Plotting A Novel

Plotting a novel seems like a basic tool all writers must have in their kit.  As I sit down each day and push my novel forward, I sometimes get scared thinking about the plot:  Is it moving too slowly?  Do … Continue reading

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The care and feeding of a library: how to prune your collection

Selling my books is always so hard to do.  I know that it is time to go through them when they don’t fit in the five bookcases that I have upstairs.  Once they are spilling onto the floor, shelved double … Continue reading

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