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It’s a new year…again

Happy 2020! Or not. I’m struggling to wrap my head around this. I’m old enough to remember when the year 2000 was the far-off future. Far enough that Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 novel and the film based on it were … Continue reading

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Thank you, and welcome!

The #NaughtyandNice giveaway is over, but I wanted to thank those of you who followed me on all the different platforms because of the giveaway. Let me know what kind of posts you’d like to see in the new year: … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Loving Beatrice

Loving Beatrice is coming your way in November. This second novel in my series Shakespeare’s Women Speak features Beatrice of Much Ado About Nothing. “Should I examine myself, change my ways, silence my tongue? Should I do as the princess … Continue reading

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Plots and Subplots

On Friday night, I went with some friends to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival to see Twelfth Night (again) at the Mary Rippon outdoor theatre. We knew it was likely to rain — we’d seen the forecast — so we brought … Continue reading

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Folding Back to the Beginning

Have you ever made a puff pastry? I did, once, with my dad, a wonderful amateur chef who taught me everything I know about cooking. To make a puff pastry, you start by making this dough, rolling it out very … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block? Who, Me?

I’ve always been proud to say I don’t get writer’s block. Believe me, I have plenty of petty work-avoidance techniques that enable me to say that. But until recently, I haven’t been writing. At all. First, there was the craziness … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Next week, I will step back into the world of full time employment for the first time since my daughter was born. That was nearly seventeen years ago. I had all kinds of plans to go back sooner, but there … Continue reading

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Research: Finding the Fun

One thing about writing historical fiction:  no matter how much you know (or think you know) about your time period, you will have to do research. It may be as simple as stopping, mid-sentence, to wonder, “Did the word ‘substantial’ … Continue reading

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NaNo Lessons: What I Learned From A Month Of Writing Really Fast – Part Two

So here we go. More lessons learned from completing a first draft of a novel (albeit a short one) in less than a month. Part Two: What I Learned About Myself I can get a lot done in 15 minutes. … Continue reading

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NaNo Lessons: What I Learned From A Month Of Writing Really Fast – Part One

I finished NaNoWriMo. I completed the word count goal with 51,219 words on Friday, November 21. Twenty-one days. My story is not finished, but it’s an acceptable first draft. I can see revising it into something worth reading; I can … Continue reading

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