Tag Archives: Autumn Colors

WHERE DO WRITING IDEAS COME FROM?

I’m often surprised by the number of people who ask me where I get my ideas for novels. To me, they come naturally – life experiences, special people, news stories – ideas are everywhere. For example, the idea for my first novel, … Continue reading

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Best Chronicle Book Fair Ever!

Talk with authors, booksellers, publishers and enjoy the ambiance of downtown Glens Falls. Click on the link for details! Chronicle Book Fair Flier

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Come to the Chronicle Book Fair!

Whether you are an author wanting to show off and sell your books, or a reader relishing a literary feast, mark your calendars for November 3, 2013 between 11a.m. and 4p.m. for the Chronicle Book Fair. This event, held annually … Continue reading

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PERSONAL DISCIPLINE: AS IMPORTANT AS TIME

For months I have been looking forward to my retirement date. For me, retirement equated to inheriting a lot of time that I didn’t own before. That time belonged to my employer. I still work part time, but the schedule … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF DESCRIPTION

I’ve just finished The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. I read hundreds of books in a year. I enjoy a lot of them, and finish others only because I have an obsession about finishing any book I start. … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT

Everybody does retirement in their own way. With mine bearing down on me in less than a month, I’ve been giving this a lot of thought. In the “old days”, that is for the Depression-era generation and before, most people … Continue reading

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HOW WILL YOU HONOR YOUR MOTHER?

With Easter behind us, Mothers’ Day can’t be far away. Some mothers just plain and simple should never have been mothers. This is not about them. This is about the less-than-perfect mothers who looked forward to having children and truly … Continue reading

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PRODUCTIVITY HAS MANY MOTIVATIONS

I’m sitting here at 5am knowing it’s my only time to write and knowing with equal certainty that creative writing is not going to happen this morning. Sometimes these early morning attempts work and sometimes nary a word spills out … Continue reading

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INERTIA – WRITER’S FRIEND OR FOE?

Travel back to high school physics. Can you recall the definition of inertia? A body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. You … Continue reading

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SLOW AND TOUGH RE-ENTRY

The wayward author has resurfaced! This is by far my longest gap between postings, and mea culpa doesn’t cut it. I have lots of reasons that I consider valid, but when I am totally honest I can also admit that … Continue reading

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