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Plotting and Planning

There are two schools of thought for writing a book; plotting and pantsing (writing by the seat of your pants). I’m very much a Type A personality. Hence, lots of plotting. When I go to plot a story, it looks … Continue reading

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“But why do you write about history?” They Ask….

Many have asked why I write about history. “Writing about history takes so much time, you know, all that research!” they say. Let me introduce some of my history… about history. I love the Old West. I love New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth and Spread Good Will

December is for giving. What most people don’t realize is that most writers give back all the time. Being this is the season for giving, I thought I’d share with you. I give back. I run writers’ groups every Tuesday. … Continue reading

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The Author’s Promise

An author’s promise lets you know, as a reader, what you get when you get that author’s books. A guarantee that their book will be what you expect from them. Mine is: A little sweet. A little sexy. A lot … Continue reading

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Ever Thought of Riding the Pony Express?

I sure did…probably obsessed on riding the Pony Express, too, when I was a little girl riding out in the hills around La Honda, California. Maybe that’s why my first novel, A Long Trail Rolling, ended up being about the … Continue reading

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Writing: Sow the Seeds & Watch it Grow

At some point in time, you’ve probably heard about the four stages of competence. If you haven’t, in a nutshell, it’s the process one goes through while learning a new skill. I first learned about the stages when I left … Continue reading

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SADDLE UP AND GET GOING! Tips For Wannabe Writers to FINISH That Novel!

  Starting, and finishing, a novel can be a daunting prospect, but you can do it if you’re willing to be a little disciplined and try a few different ways of doing things. I’ve compiled a few of the tips … Continue reading

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