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What’s In a Name? – Elle Hill

The perfect literary germ plunks into your brain, infecting you with a new novel idea. You flesh it out: put a little meat on your main characters’ bones, add some conflict, maybe decide where all the action takes place. And then. … Continue reading

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Keep Your Serial Fresh

Let’s face it. It’s hard to keep things fresh. Milk left in the fridge too long goes sour. Meat spoils, even in a freezer. You know this if you’ve ever cooked a freezer-burned steak. Bleech! If you don’t close up … Continue reading

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Beyond Ebony and Ivory – Elle Hill

“Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony.”                                                             I just finished a … Continue reading

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Are You Still Listening?

In my last blog to you, I spoke of listening and how to listen, to make an effort to listen to others. How did you do? Have you already forgotten? Sometimes, I have to admit I do interrupt, but it … Continue reading

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My Top Five Favorite (Writerly) Things by Rebecca Heflin

A writer-friend recently asked me what my go-to craft books are, so I thought I’d share those with you here today. Goal, Motivation, & Conflict by Debra Dixon is a must-have tool for any fiction writer. Her clear, concise explanation … Continue reading

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Closing the Arcs: Walking Hand in Hand with My Characters

I am finishing Storm Watch, the third book in the Unfinished Business series. Synchronicities, a theme I touched on last time, abound. It’s been difficult to keep up the momentum, but it’s not writer’s block. Storm Watch is more than half complete. I have lived with these characters for over 10 years. But I have lived with myself for many more, which is probably the reason. Continue reading

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Creating a Cast of Characters

Squee! I have a new release–August 10–to be exact. SLEEPING WITH ELVIS is a contemporary romance with plenty of suspense and humor. It’s close to being a romantic suspense and at times a romantic comedy. I’m a genre straddler. What … Continue reading

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