Category Archives: Cavorting With Claire!

Falling Into Their World

Starting a brand-new novel is exciting, nerve-wracking, and a little like trying to climb from the back of one horse to another–in the middle of a rushing river. Immediately after the release of my last book three weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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Birthing a Book

This week was one spent in limbo for me. My latest release, “Electricity,” was “born” last Saturday, June 8th. After the exhilaration of seeing the title go live came the “diaper-changing” ordeal of converting the eBook into a paperback, because … Continue reading

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When a Story Stalls

So many stories, but so little time. That seems to be the theme song of my life. Because I still maintain a full-time day job, writing, sadly, must remain a sideline. I recently decided my “little writing hobby” was worth … Continue reading

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Reading Wide

One of the things I never realized would stimulate my writing muse is reading wide. By this I mean venturing out beyond my usual, favorite genres, and reading (or listening) to books that would otherwise never have snagged my interest. … Continue reading

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Website ReBuild – Ahhh!!!

A few weeks ago I received a suspicious email through the contact page on my website. When I contacted GoDaddy about it (my host), they couldn’t definitively say if it was phishing or not. Then they proceeded to tell me … Continue reading

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Switching Genres . . . Ahhh!!!

My writing has been undergoing a transition this past year, and I must admit, I’ve been struggling with my present work in progress. I’ve outlined it, I’ve written character profiles. I’ve done tons of research on the topics within. I’ve … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel”

Since “other half” of my life (the non-writing side) is in scientific research, I was fascinated when I stumbled across this book by Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers. According to the book’s description, it seemed these two individuals used … Continue reading

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