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Writing Thursday: Descriptions; or, A Sense Of Place

A beta reader of my WIP, The Daughters of August Winterbourne (Book 1) pointed out to me that my description of my main character Celia Winterbourne’s arrival in Oxford was…a little thin. Well, let’s see:  Their carriage wended its way … Continue reading

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Research; or, The Devil Is In The Details

Ah, research. One of my favorite things about writing a historically-based story is the fact that so much of the world-building is already done for me.  After all, if for some reason, I need to know what a pocket watch … Continue reading

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Things You Learn From Conventions; or It’s About More Than Just The Writing

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 22)   I love going to science fiction conventions, especially the more literary ones like MileHiCon (which is where I am this weekend, hence the lack of internet connectivity).  These conventions aren’t about meeting your favorite actor … Continue reading

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November Is Coming; or, NaNoWriMo Prep

(Day 6 of Post-A-Day Challenge) On the various lists and communities to which I belong, I’m beginning to see more postings about things people are doing to prepare for the upcoming NaNoWriMo challenge.  I’ve seen people who already have detailed … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ For Research; or What I Learned

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Last Thursday, my friend R. and I went to Kimball, Nebraska, to do research. Of course, I did a little homework beforehand, so I knew that Kimball is a town of about … Continue reading

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Research; or How To Justify A Road Trip

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot)   In the latest installment of my ongoing saga of how to use up my surplus PTO, today (later today, after I’ve slept, that is), I’m going off to do some research. … Continue reading

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Brainstorming Day; or Can You Catch Ideas By Going Out And Hunting Them?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I find myself in a situation that’s unique in my life so far: I have more paid time off from work than I am allowed to carry over into the next fiscal … Continue reading

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