Author Archives: pamelagibson

Writing in an Obscure Subgenre

Did anyone see Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in that old Zorro movie? It had action, sizzle, humor, and a happy ending. The setting was California before hordes of fortune-seekers descended on the land and changed it forever, before it … Continue reading

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We All Need Friends

Everybody needs a writing buddy. Some have two legs, others have four. But writing is a lonely business and it’s nice to have someone nearby, either virtually or in person, to help or provide encouragement. When I first started writing … Continue reading

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Antagonists: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This blog post is for the writers in the group, but readers, too, can relate because it is about one element that appears in most books: the antagonist. I recently attended a seminar called Writing on the Dark Side. The … Continue reading

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Football Junkies Unite

I confessed on a SoulMate blog post last year that I’m a sports nut. Since my favorite baseball team does not have a post season, I’ve now turned to my next favorite sport. Football. I love football. The college teams … Continue reading

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When the Well is Dry

You’ve heard of artists losing their muse. It happens to writers, too. Inspiration can come in many forms. It can come to you while watching a sporting event, a pretty girl nervously striding along a dark path, or a woman … Continue reading

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Working While Coping With An Emergency

Two years ago this week, my husband suffered a severe, unexpected stroke. We should have been on our boat in the San Juan Islands. Instead we were home, waiting for a delayed repair to be completed. This post focuses on … Continue reading

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Getting It Right in Historical Novels

Years ago, I wrote history books and I tried to make them lively. My philosophy was this: if history books are boring, nobody will read them. If they’re lively, maybe more historical buildings would be preserved instead of torn down. … Continue reading

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