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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Thinking of Everything

A few days ago, a friend said something that made me think of a song–“The Rainbow Connection.” There’s a version sung by Willie Nelson that’s used as the soundtrack for a commercial currently playing. I forget the product being advertised … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Editing

This messge from the Universe dropped into my inbox and I was like…See!?! This!!! I KNEW The Universe was in publishing. LOL This is what every writer I know goes thorugh. Doesn’t matter if we are plotters or pantsers, plantsers … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Relevance

Back in the dark ages, when I went to college, one of my classes studied “The Peter Principle,” “Parkinson’s Law,” and “Murphy’s Law.” There were books. And discussions. And the class was actually a study of government bureacracy, case you … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Worldbuilding

One of my favorite parts of writing is the worldbuilding. As a kid, I was drawn to the fantastical worlds created by Andre Norton, the European locales featured in Mary Stewart’s mysteries, the rugged western landscapes of Louis L’Amour. Yes. … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Places We Go

When you write fiction, your greatest talent is your imagination. Oh, it helps to be a wordsmith–the ability to form sentences that tell your story, but without that all important imagination, there’s not much of a story to tell. See, … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Appearances

Whenever I do a “talk” with readers, one consistent question that comes up is about creating characters. Where do I get my characters? How do I develop their personalities, backstories, arc, etc.? When this message from the Universe hit my … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Knowing

I’m nosy. I eavesdrop on conversations in public places. I watch people. I want to know what’s going on. Why? Because I’m a writer. Writers are almost always students of human nature. We have to be. Yes, characters and stories … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Words – Concealed

OMGWTFBBQ! Yesterday was release day for CONCEALED IN DEATH, the latest addition to the Eve Dallas/In Death series. I opened it up on my Kindle while waiting in line at the post office. And seriously considered letting people go in … Continue reading

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Serious Series – Part 2 (Brennan Edition)

How many of you are familiar with Allison Brennan? I know a few of you *looks at B.E.* are. I started reading Allison’s books about the time she released her Seven Deadly Sins series and then stayed when she launched … Continue reading

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Serious Series – Part 1

I received a message on Facebook the other day asking whether ROGUE MOON was the last in the Moonstruck series. I began an answer, got distracted, and never finished. I plan on discussing the question, and others, over the course … Continue reading

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