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Posts Tagged "fiction"

Oh, darn. My TBR list just grew.

At the Internet Monk, Jeff Dunn is leading a  discussion about favorite novels. Okay, so I’m a day late and a dollar short.  The discussion was raging a couple of days ago, but I was busy traveling.  I haven’t caught up with laundry, much less with my favorite blogs. Friendly lists of must-read authors make me page-hungry inside.   G.K….

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Back to my hometown library

I’m visiting family in California and getting some work done too, usually in the wee hours when the house is quiet.  During the daylight hours, I’ve renewed my acquaintance with my home state’s laid-back ways.  It’s a treat to drive among motorists who stick to the speed limit, mostly.  They’re spoiling me. California has its drawbacks, of course.  Black widow…

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Fiction, the frivolous kid brother

I think some people see fiction as the frivolous younger sibling of non-fiction. Non-fiction is the responsible grown-up with a real job in the real world, while fiction is the kid brother who goes adventuring in worlds that don’t even exist. In some circles, Kid Brother doesn’t get much respect.  (Granted, some versions of him don’t deserve respect.) But sometimes…

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Anne Rice, Pat Robertson, and me

Although I’m still shaking my head over Pat Robertson’s remarks about Haiti, I have to overlook  my irritation for the moment and direct your attention to the Anne Rice interview with Scott Ross on Robertson’s TV network.  The link goes to a transcript, not video, so you can skim it quickly if you’d like.  Please take a look, even if…

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A game for bookish folks

My friend Amy Wallace has dragged me out of lurkdom by tagging me to play this little game. I’m not going to tag anybody, but if you feel like playing along, please tell us where to find your answers. You can read responses from Amy and some of her friends at her blog. Here are the questions and my answers:…

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Let the symbols live

I’ve finally figured out where the title of one of my novels came from. I think. A couple of years ago, I churned out a fairly strong first chapter and a mess of a synopsis in six days just so I could enter a contest. I almost didn’t enter this particular contest, sponsored by a particular writing group that wasn’t…

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Playing by the rules or not?

I should be writing Christmas cards. Instead, I’m immersed in one more read-through of the suspense novel I should have sent my agent weeks ago. My friend Suzan just read it and gave me some suggestions that shouldn’t take long to implement. I’m still debating just how real and gritty to make this story. As an unpublished writer, I’ll have…

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Deliver Us From Evelyn

With the blessing and permission of the author, here’s the first chapter of Deliver Us From Evelyn by Chris Well. This is his second “quirky crime drama,” as he describes it. I enjoyed his first one, Forgiving Solomon Long, and I’m looking forward to reading this one, too. Published by Harvest House Publishers, it’s available in stores and on Amazon…

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The fiction addiction

The fiction addiction is taking over my house again. For a while, I had everything under control. Books were on shelves, where they belonged, except for two or three that I was reading or re-reading. Then my friend Suzan came over and lent me a stack of good reads. Then I hit a bookstore on Mother’s Day and bought a…

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