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Winter pleasures in Seattle

Although I find my time for reading and writing has decreased before winter break, once we are headed toward New Year’s, I expect to dip into many exciting new books and re-visit some old friends too. On my list for … Continue reading

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Bite into “Chocolat” for pleasure and plot

I take another, from a tray marked Peche au miel millefleurs. A slice of peach steeped in honey and eau-de-vie, a crystallized peach sliver on the chocolate lid.  From “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris.  Quote formatting from Bryton Taylor’s Food in Literature … Continue reading

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Make writing your novel easier with “Save the Cat”

You know that terrible moment when someone asks you what your book is about?  “Save the Cat” by Blake Snyder can help you answer that question successfully without seeing the person in front of you get the dreaded “eyes glazing … Continue reading

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Playing with words and goals in “The Desire Map.”

As I ease into the beginning of another writing year, I didn’t want to write the same old goals down.  Write every day, finish book, sell book.   So instead, I’m having fun with a new way of setting goals … Continue reading

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From blog to book: Tish Jett’s “Forever Chic”

What is it that French women have to make them seem so youthful and stylish, even hot as they age?   Journalist and blogger Tish Jett has been on a journey to find out how French women maintain health, beauty … 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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