Tag Archives: travel

A New Author of Main Street: Magdalena Scott

  Hello! I’m thrilled to be a new member here on Authors of Main Street. When I was invited to write a guest post for February, I immediately felt at home. Imagine my pleasure at being asked to become part … Continue reading

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What’s your sign?

Inspiration comes to me from many avenues when I’m attuned to them. Sometimes, I’m just not in tune. That’s when paying attention to signs helps. Sometimes stories just smack you on the head…if you read the signs. Here are some … Continue reading

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Reality and Fiction

Since I just returned from a bus tour of Central Europe, I have decided to share with you this exhilarating experience, a marathon visit of Frankfurt, Weimar, Berlin in Germany; Poznan, Warsaw, Jasna Gora, Auschwitz, Krakow, in Poland: Budapest in … Continue reading

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From Sea to Shining Sea

O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!   This song … Continue reading

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How to write a Love Scene

A couple years ago, I attended a fantastic presentation by Angela Knights on how to write a good sex scene. Here is more or less what Angela said—I hope I got it right, Angela.  Love scenes illustrate the development of … Continue reading

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How often have qualified editors written on manuscript submissions a firm, “No, too coincidental,” at an unexpected encounter between the hero and heroine, or between any two characters? How often have our critique partners answered, “No way, unrealistic coincidence. It … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories

Have you ever felt that heaven or hell is conspiring against you? As I struggled to upload my newly released novel, The Rhyme’s Library, I knew that I had either demons sitting on my shoulder giggling gleefully at my frustration, … Continue reading

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