Monthly Archives: July 2013

Summer In Seattle

As this has been the best — sunniest, warmest, most wonderful summer I can remember, there have been so many continuing writing distractions.  Here are just a few…. Dinners on the deck: Garden out of control: Seattle Mariners on a … Continue reading

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What singer Sara Bareilles knows about writing

I read an interview with singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles recently where she describes the difficulties of writing an album.  There were such similarities to the writing process that I wanted to share some of her comments. In writing her first album … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Book Review?

One of my favorite things about Sunday mornings is waking up knowing that while I’ve been asleep the New York Times has been delivered to my door.  I don’t read the whole thing.  I don’t even attempt the crossword.  Well, … Continue reading

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Writing tips from “Outlander” series author, Diana Gabaldon

With the amazing “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon being made into a television mini-series this fall, I thought it might be a great time to revisit “The Outlandish Companion” for some writing tips. The “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon is … Continue reading

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Why is finishing a novel so hard?  I’ve done it before.  I know how it works.  It should be easy.  Or, if not easy, at least easier than the first or the second time around, right?  Wrong.  Yes, it’s summer … Continue reading

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