Category Archives: Blogs

Ain’t it funny…

How time slips away! Sometimes schedules collide to make time disappear. However if pressed, I could point to the many pleasures and tasks that have consumed my time. The biggest of that: my publisher sent the results of the comprehensive … Continue reading

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BOOK TALK CATCH-UP

A lot has happened since January, when I began posting topics related to my new project about Armenians: the genocide, mass migration by survivors, and the generations of Armenian Americans they produced. That project is a long way from done, … Continue reading

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LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING: PART THREE

There are so many forms of love! This series will address romantic love, of which there also are multiple forms. There’s that soul-shocking first love. “You never forget your first love” is a statement made by nearly everyone who has … Continue reading

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TURN AN IDEA INTO A GREAT STORY!

Once again, Jane Friedman shares a guest post with innovative approaches to taking a basic (and seemingly trite or overused) idea and turning it into a captivating story. Read on: https://janefriedman.com/develop-idea-great-story/

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BAN THE BLOCKS!

It’s all about the writing. Excuses don’t cut it if you are serious about your writing goals. Whining won’t get the words onto the paper. Taking your dog for a walk doesn’t take all day, and still leaves time for … Continue reading

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You’re Not Done Yet!

THE SECOND ACT NOVELIST (https://janefriedman.com/second-act-novelist-6-ways-prepare/) I love this post on Jane Friedman’s blog–probably because I relate to it so completely. I spent many years whining about how I wished I could afford to stop working so I could write full … Continue reading

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Serial Journey Begins

I’ve embarked on a new writing adventure – a road I’ve never traveled before. It all began with a cozy mystery-loving friend – let’s call her Joanna. Out of the blue, she proposed the idea of writing a cozy mystery … Continue reading

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