Writing Process

Writerly Musings

Today feels like a day to look back and reflect on this writing journey I’ve been on. Thirteen years, five published novels, two works in process, several reader surveys, and

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Hong Kong Then and Now

With a dual timeline story sketched out, it was important to understand what Hong Kong looked like in 1912/1913, the time period for the historical timeline of The Admiral’s Wife.

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One Author’s Writing Process

J. Fremont‘s debut novel, Magician of Light, tells the story of René Lalique beginning with his adolescent years in Paris, his journey from student to leading glass manufacturer, and his

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World Building with Lenora Good

Lenora Good of Coffee Break Escapes was an early reader of Paris In Ruins. In our back-and-forth exchanges, I discovered that Lenora has written a novel and also writes poetry.

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19th Century Paris

As you can imagine, writing a novel set in 1870 Paris requires lots of research. Historical events are critical, fashion is important, issues of the day, culture, social norms and

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If I were clever …

Four (!!) years ago, I posted Writing a Series Backwards. In that post, I explained that I was writing a novel about two women called Camille and Mariele, which was

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Shaping a hook

Two weeks ago, I posted a draft of a hook I’d developed for Paris in Ruins on Facebook. I knew it needed something more and my Facebook friends were the

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Meet M.K.Tod

Meet M.K.Tod

The historical fiction author behind A Writer of History...

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