Monthly Archives: June 2009

Edward Thomas, "This Is No Case…"

Tweet This is no case of petty right or wrongThat politicians or philosophersCan judge. I hate not Germans, nor grow hotWith love of Englishmen, to please newspapers.Beside my hate for one fat patriotMy hatred of the Kaiser is love true:A … Continue reading

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Jackie Barbosa Guest Post – Confessions of a Sub-Genre Slut

TweetPlease welcome my guest, Jackie Barbosa! # Confessions of a Sub-Genre Slut Before I get started, I’d like to thank Victoria for giving me a chance to blab about myself on her blog. Of course, the downside of guest blogging … Continue reading

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Guestblogging at Romance Junkies

TweetI’m guestblogging today at Romance Junkies about “Historical and Paranormal: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together.” I’ll re-post it in this blog later on.

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How To Write A Novel (in 72 easy steps!)

TweetI long ago came to the conclusion that the trickiest part of writing a novel is figuring out how you write novels. You being yourself, a particular author with a particular method of working. All writers know, or should know, … Continue reading

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Minx Malone Guest Post – Inspiration

TweetThanks, Victoria, for allowing me to hang out with you today. I wanted to talk about something that is equally relevant for writers and readers alike: inspiration. I used to be inspired mainly by dreams. I would wake up one … Continue reading

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Selling Stories to Editors

TweetAn interesting question came up on a newsgroup I was reading. Of course all writers write for themselves, to some extent. But what if you discover you have the gift of writing stories a particular editor likes and will buy? … Continue reading

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Siegfried Sassoon, "The Effect"

TweetThe Effect ‘The effect of our bombardment was terrific. One man told me he had never seen so many dead before.’ –War Correspondent. ‘He’d never seen so many dead before.’ They sprawled in yellow daylight while he swore And gasped … Continue reading

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The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover Outtake Excerpt

Tweet This is an outtake from The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover. It’s the beginning of a substantial menage scene which was cut mostly for pacing reasons; it involved the Duchess Camille, Henri, and Lord Maxime. I … Continue reading

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Andrea Barra Guest Post: Romance, Academia, and Me

TweetPlease welcome my guest Andrea Barra, PhD candidate in Sociology. # Romance, Academia, and Me by Andrea Barra I would be lying if I said I went into graduate school with any sort of idea of what I wanted to … Continue reading

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Harper Lee Has a Backlist of One

TweetWhenever I begin to worry too much about goals, and success, and output, and all that, I remind myself: Harper Lee. Harper Lee wrote a novel. It was her first novel. She was past thirty years old when To Kill … Continue reading

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