Author Archives: Kim Hotzon

About Kim Hotzon

Every day is an opportunity to create something beautiful and magical. Wedding Event Designer and Owner of Blushing Pear. Published author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense.

The Making of a Novel

We all know stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. But I’m often asked about the process of writing a novel. Where do I start? What happens along the way? How do I know when it’s finished? How … Continue reading

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Great Locations to Write a Book

Okay, so you’ve come up with a title, and you’ve fleshed out your main characters. You even have a rough story line and possibly an ending. Plunking yourself down in a chair in your typical office (whether it’s the couch … Continue reading

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The City of Light and Love

In celebration of my soon-to-be-released novel, A Time for Love in Paris (May 11th), I thought I’d write a blog about the city that inspired the setting of the book. The city of Paris is also referred to as ‘The … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Do When I ‘Finish’ Writing

The writing process is a labour of love, but it’s labour all the same. Once I finish a novel, however, the real work begins. Over time, I’ve developed a few tricks that help polish my manuscripts which you may find … Continue reading

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Combat Your Writer’s Block

All writers, from time to time, experience the dreaded block. I’m not referring to the chopping block (though it may as well be) but rather  ‘writer’s block’. This is a condition otherwise known as a withering, about-to-be dried up landscape … Continue reading

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The History of Christmas

The History of Christmas Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Uh . . . glad tidings? Given that my blog was scheduled for Christmas Day, it seemed appropriate to post about the holiday. People’s minds will be filled today with presents, cleaning … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of (Romantic) Language

Writers love words and language. We sift through our techno-color brains for ways to describe scenes, landscapes, people and objects. We love doing this and are unable to avoid adding linguistic wallpaper to everyday moments. A walk in the park … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Fear

Letting Go of Fear   Figure 1: Flying down from 5,600 feet.            Figure 2: On solid ground. Imagine this: you’re engrossed in a fabulous book, consumed with the characters and the plot. You have to keep reading to find out what … Continue reading

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Do Writers Have Quirks?

Do Writers Have Quirks?   It has been said many times before: writing is a tough job. Kind of like raising children-exhausting yet rewarding. Writers are human and they come in all shapes and sizes, along with unique talents and … Continue reading

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