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When dithering descends

I have this thing I do when my mind is muddled, my direction uncertain, and reality is not quite as hoped – I clean my desk and files. Somehow an

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The Evolution of a Novel

No doubt some authors conceive a novel, create a brief outline then write full steam ahead. The Admiral’s Wife, my current WIP, is not such a novel. At the beginning,

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Is Writing an Obsession?

I’ve been writing full time for five years and part-time for four and the more I write, the more obsessed I become. I suppose I could use the word passionate to describe

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Photos then and now

Recently, Mom gave me her parents’ photo album from their 1936 trip to France for the Vimy memorial dedication. Their pictures are a poignant reminder of a war that affected

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Writer’s Shelfie

Derek Birks author of Feud, A Traitor’s Fate and Kingdom of Rebels tagged me to create a ‘writer’s shelfie’ with books that are important to my writing. I chose ten which

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2013 – what a year!

When I think back, I’m sure I’ll remember 2013 as the year my husband and I published Unravelled – what an adventure that has been and I’m planning to do

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A Peek at Lies Told in Silence

Rachel, a frequent visitor to A Writer of History and a beta-reader for Unravelled, suggested I post something from a second novel planned for release in March 2014. Thanks for

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Grandma’s diary

My grandmother – the inspiration for Ann Jamieson in Unravelled – kept a diary one year. She was in her sixties at the time, living half the year in Florida

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

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