Author Archives: Linda Bennett Pennell

About Linda Bennett Pennell

Linda is an author of historical fiction and women's fiction.

Dialogue Tags – To Be or Not To Be?

by Linda Bennett Pennell Man, there certainly is a lot of advice for authors floating around these days! If interested, a writer could spend most of his/her time reading, rather than slaving away on the ole manuscript. Some advice can … Continue reading

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First Love by Linda Bennett Pennell

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am sharing my personal story of first love. I doubt anyone ever forgets his or her first love. The newness of the experience, the sweetness, the poignancy stay with us into old age, I … Continue reading

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And the Word of the Year Is . . . by Linda Bennett Pennell

Springfield, Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster has announced their pick for word of the year and the winner is . . . culture. Really? Culture? My initial reaction was to ask, “What were they thinking?” The dictionary giant based the choice on the … Continue reading

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Linda’s Byline

Thoughts on Creativity By Linda Bennett Pennell In another part of life, I have reason to be very interested in theories pertaining to and research in the areas of learning and cognition. Understanding how the human brain works, how we … Continue reading

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Research: Solving the Puzzle by Linda Bennett Pennell

We writers of historical fiction come in two varieties: those who hate research and those who love it. I come down on the love it side. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I enjoy research so much that I can … Continue reading

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Places to Go, Things to See

by Linda Bennett Pennell I haven’t done any formal research into the matter, but it seems to me that summer is universally the most beloved of the four seasons. Spring has its devotees in song and verse. Fall has its … Continue reading

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