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First Books … First Loves by C.D. Hersh

  Hi! It’s Catherine, the C in C.D. Hersh. While rummaging through some file cabinets the other day I came across a worn notebook containing my first novel, written when I was in high school. As one might suspect, it … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Lightning and the Lightning Bug by C.D. Hersh

The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as that between lightning and the lightning bug —Mark Twain.  We personally experienced Mr. Twain’s quote when the telephone company crossed our phone lines with that … Continue reading

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You might be Addicted to Books if… by C.D. Hersh

An ordinary man can…surround himself with two thousand books… and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy. Augustine Birrell We don’t know about you, but the thought of surrounding ourselves … Continue reading

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Grapes, Black-eyed Peas, Pigs and Vassilopitta-a New Year’s Feast

Have you ever noticed how food plays a part in a lot of novels? Each of the books of our paranormal series The Turning Stone Chronicles has a scene with food in it, as does our Christmas romance Kissing Santa, … Continue reading

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The Six Ds of Dialogue by C.D. Hersh

Dialogue is paramount in any story. Dialogue is the backbone of stage plays and screenplays, and is what actors memorize. Dialogue is the hinge pin of novels, especially in today’s fast-paced, want-the-story-to move-forward world. Yet, for many writers dialogue is … Continue reading

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Story Questions

  A while back, my husband and writing partner, the D of C.D. Hersh,  built me a new cabinet pantry. We spent the better part of an afternoon talking about the size and construction of the pantry to make sure … Continue reading

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The Soul Mate Tree Collective Arrives!

It’s Here! After months of waiting, The Soul Mate Tree Collective is off and running.   The Soul Mate Tree . . . An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds. To some, it’s nothing more than a dream. To … Continue reading

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