Tag Archives: Emma

Cup of Tea?

Fellow author/blogger Emily Snyder has asked me to her place for a friendly conversation over a cup of tea. Unfortunately, her place is on the east coast and I live on the west. The next best thing? The virtual tea party, of course … and you’re invited too! … Continue reading

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Better Than Virtual

For weeks now, ever since The Darcys of Pemberley came out, I’ve been doing “virtual” book tour appearances to spread the word. That’s how things are done these days – online, which is all well and good. In fact it has some distinct advantages. … Continue reading

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Suprise Novelist

Another one of my “virtual” friends (someone I got to know through Twitter) had me over for a visit today. Actually, she invited me to guest blog about how I got started writing: Thank you, Nancy, for inviting me to guest … Continue reading

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Blank Canvas

I wish I had written down a great quote someone posted on Twitter the other day.  It went something like this: What a blank canvas is to the artist and empty paper is to the writer, silence is to the musician.  Since … Continue reading

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When Honesty is Not the Best Policy

How honest are you?  In your personal code of conduct, is it okay to dodge a question that you don’t want to answer? shade the truth for a good cause? omit certain details to save yourself or another person embarrassment?  … Continue reading

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Is it a Sign?

Question: Should I a) publish independently now? -or- b) continue holding out hope for a traditional publishing contract? That’s the decision I’ve been wrestling with, unsure which way I should go.  I’ve been writing seriously for about six years now.  During that time, I’ve completed three … Continue reading

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Show and Tell

I’m teaching a class this weekend at a small writers’ conference.  The topic of my little one-hour workshop is “Show, Don’t Tell.”  I doubt Jane Austen ever worried about it, but most modern writers have heard this criticism enough to hate the … Continue reading

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Truth Hurts!

“This is not pleasant to you, Emma – and it is very far from pleasant to me, but I must, I will, – I will tell you truths while I can, satisfied with proving myself your friend by very faithful … Continue reading

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The Stories of Christmas

> “This is quite the season indeed for friendly meetings. At Christmas everybody invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather. I was snowed up at a friend’s house once for a week. Nothing … Continue reading

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Any Other Place

“Such a fortnight as it has been!” he continued; “every day more precious and delightful than the day before! – every day making me less fit to bear any other place. Happy those, who can remain at Highbury!” (Frank Churchill, … Continue reading

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