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The Power of Emotion

December has been chaotic as well as joyful, so my apologies for letting so much time go by without a new blog post. As some of you know, this blog

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Contemporary vs. Historical Fiction

Since 2009, I’ve written historical fiction, occasionally bringing a contemporary perspective by constructing a dual timeline narrative. But in 2018, while participating in a writing workshop, I asked my assigned

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5 Elements of a Novel

I love diagrams – perhaps this stems from twenty years as a consultant. Or perhaps it’s the pleasing symmetry of creating a picture that encapsulates a concept or idea. Whichever

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Creating a Compelling Protagonist

Authors Alana White and Patricia Hudson tackled this topic at the June 2023 Historical Novel Society conference headlining with this question: Who will take your story from good to great?

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Page Turning Secrets

James Scott Bell, author of thrillers and many books on writing, did several presentations at HNSNA this year. Page Turning Secrets was one of them. With a book in the

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Epistolary Novels: Not Dead Yet

Author David O. Stewart has just released The Burning Land, the second novel in The Overstreet Saga. I’ve had the pleasure of reading several of David’s novels, including The New

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

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