Writing

Here's where I'll share all things writing-related--advice about the business of writing & blogging, reviews of books I've enjoyed, tips and tricks about the writing process, the occasional piece of short fiction, novel and WIP excerpts, publishing topics, author interviews--and more. Keep checking back for new posts!

Myth of the Sniper’s Bullet

Nov 11, 2019
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In honor of the 101th Anniversary of the Armistice, I’m posting this story that I wrote after visiting my great-grandfather’s grave at the Somme in…

Why I Broke Up With NaNoWriMo

Oct 30, 2019
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I love NaNoWriMo, which is why this year I’m not doing it. First posted in 2018; revised on October 31, 2019 because I’m still not…

Take My Picture – Please

Dec 2, 2014
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I don’t particularly mind having my picture taken. I can mug for the camera as well as the next person. What I don’t usually like…

Ask for Help!

May 18, 2014
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I don’t know why asking for help has been such a personal challenge for me. Perhaps some pioneer gene buried deep inside my psyche cautions…

Useful Historical Fiction Sites

Feb 7, 2014
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I’ve been cruising the Web for engaging blogs, posts, forums, etc., related to historical fiction. There are hundreds of them, but I’ll just list the handful I…

Book Review: “A Nose for Death” by Glynis Whiting

Jan 6, 2014
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I was fortunate to attend a reading of “A Nose for Death” given by its author Glynis Whiting. This is Whiting’s first novel, although she…