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Likeability and The Characters We Create

The question came up during the discussion portion of Her Space at Boca de Oro. “Do you take into consideration the likeability of your characters when you are writing?” The authors all looked at each other for a few moments as they thought about how to answer. Finally, Erin Lindsay McCabe responded, “But I have… Continue reading Likeability and The Characters We Create

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T Minus 24hrs to Boca de Oro!

The Ramones have been stuck in my head all day. “Twenty, twenty-four hours to go, I want to be sedated.” And that’s pretty much where I am at. We have an awesome night planned. Here is a sneak peek at our schedule for the night: 6:00-6:05 Introductions 6:05-7:30 Readings from Erin Lindsay McCabe, D. Helene, Chad… Continue reading T Minus 24hrs to Boca de Oro!

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Guest Post: We Need To Talk About Sensitivity By V.E. Ulett

Recently one of the members in a writers group I belong to posted a question asking if fellow authors would or had used a website called Writing in the Margins. The tagline of the site is Helping Underrepresented Stories Find Their Place. As a novelist who believes we need diverse books, I was dismayed by… Continue reading Guest Post: We Need To Talk About Sensitivity By V.E. Ulett

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Creating Flawed Heroines, Guest Post by Julie K. Rose

If you have read Julie K.Rose’s book Dido’s Crown you’ll see she is a master at creating a flawed heroine that we can all love. So naturally, when I asked her to do a guest post for me I wanted it to be on this topic. *** Why do we write? Why do we read? Well,… Continue reading Creating Flawed Heroines, Guest Post by Julie K. Rose

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Reading Multiple Perspectives; What works?

As you have seen in my review of Monsoon Summer, the perspective changes killed my enjoyment of the book. After reading the story I even did an Instagram question of the day asking what other people thought about perspective changes. A Sense of Order: This is the big one for a lot of people. A friend… Continue reading Reading Multiple Perspectives; What works?

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The Cancellation of Good Girls Revolt and The Diversity Crater It Left

As you may have guessed from reading this blog, I love historical fiction. So when Amazon Streaming released the new series Good Girls Revolt I watched episode one then quickly moved on to episode two and before I know it, it was two days later and I was lamenting the end of season one. Based… Continue reading The Cancellation of Good Girls Revolt and The Diversity Crater It Left