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Unexpected Hero

Two or three books ago I introduced a secondary character. He wasn’t the hero. He was the competent, mild mannered younger brother who followed up on the heroism of others to clean up the mess left behind in the wake … Continue reading

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Putting the “Soul” in Solstice, by Guest Blogger Janina Grey

           For the last two decades I have carefully plodded through the holiday season with one snow boot firmly planted in Christmas and the other in Winter Solstice. And each year we manage to almost seamlessly blend traditions together for … Continue reading

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My Favorite Men of Mystery

By Jeanine Englert Brooding romantic hero? Check. One that can also solve murders, too. Yes, please. I love a good man of mystery, so I have decided to devote a blog to my current favorite detectives, constables, and inspectors. The … Continue reading

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Reading Out Loud

No, I’m not talking about audio books. I’m talking about my writing process. Let me take a step back and explain. Readers of this blog must realize the creation of a book has many parts and pieces. It begins as … Continue reading

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How Low Are Your Energy Pennies?

By Jeanine Englert One of the greatest author finds of 2021 for me has been discovering Becca Syme (www.betterfasteracademy.com), her books, and Quitcast podcasts. The second greatest find for me has been http://www.wishidknownforwriters.com and their podcasts. And my biggest takeaway … Continue reading

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Not So Perfect

It is interesting to give some thought to the physical aspects of a character. We have become accustomed to heroes and heroines looking perfect, with bulging muscles and flawless skin. So many movies demand of their actor’s perfection in face … Continue reading

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The Real Work

Writing is easy. Well, maybe not always. I currently have two books in the editorial process at two different publishers and sequels to each of them in process. If I hit a snag in one, I can switch to the … Continue reading

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Just When You Think The Book is Done…

The euphoria of finishing a novel, which for me is generally a yearlong process, fades quickly when the editing starts. I thought I’d overcome the perils of being a panster (rather than a plotter) by working with a developmental editor. … Continue reading

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Booklover Science

On January 6 after watching events with horror and being fixated on television and social media for five hours, it was difficult to settle down. I turned to what I knew best to settle my nerves, a good book. Last … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christmas is like writing a book by C.D. Hersh

We think writing and Christmas have a lot in common. Preparing for Christmas is like writing a book—not that anyone gets much writing done in the weeks before the holiday. The concept, however, is the same; start early and stay … Continue reading

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