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William, Fitzwilliam, and Fitzwilliam

Is it possible to have too many Williams? I like the name – very much, in fact. Even so, there ought to be a limit as to number. One thing I’ve learned as a novelist is that you shouldn’t confuse … Continue reading

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Them are Stumbling Words

English is not a static language. It’s constantly changing, whether we like it or not. Twenty years ago, “mouse” meant a rodent we hoped never to find in our houses. Now, it’s a friendly little gizmo we’ve grown quite attached … Continue reading

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Popular Highlights: Words of Wisdom?

As I promised last time, I’m back with part two on the subject of the “popular highlights” feature on your Kindle. But first an update on the progress of my upcoming novel, The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen. I’m in the … Continue reading

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Time Flies

Where has the time gone? That’s what I ask myself when I’ve been writing. I kind of get lost in the work, and the next thing I know, three hours have passed, often with less to show for it than I had … Continue reading

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Word Play

Contents: 1 holiday greeting, 2 news updates, 2 Jane Austen quotes, 2 Shannon Winslow quotes, 1 new game addiction, and a partridge in pear tree… First of all, I want to wish all of you a marvelous New Year. I hope … Continue reading

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The Author’s Autograph

During her lifetime, Jane Austen attempted to hide her identity as the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, etc., writing anonymously as “A Lady.” Her reasons? She reportedly shuddered at the idea of notoriety, plus writing novels for pay wasn’t considered entirely … Continue reading

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View, ReView, & InterView

Maybe it’s because it was snowing this morning. But, when I thought about what “View” I might choose for this post (to go along with my cleverly themed title), my thoughts drifted to a warmer climate. This is a photo my husband … Continue reading

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“Return to Longbourn” Launches

Whoohoo! Debut day has finally arrived! Ever since I finished writing Return to Longbourn, I’ve been dying to get this story out there. The creative process isn’t complete until the resulting work is shared. And the wait to share a new book can be excruciating  … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I’m taking part (in a limited way) in the Next Big Thing “Blog Hop” It’s an exponentially increasing blog hop, or a sort of progressive dinner, where readers can sample a little of this author and that, hopefully thereby discovering … Continue reading

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Nothing Ventured; Nothing Gained

You’ll have to excuse me, but I’m feeling rather philosophical this morning: It’s the things/people we care about most that have the power to give us joy and also cause us pain. I know this isn’t an original thought. But … Continue reading

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