Category Archives: About Writing

“Fill your paper with the breathing of your heart.”
~William Wordsworth
Isn’t this exquisite – my new writing mantra

Celebrating My Latest Blog Follower

Esther Newton is a freelance writer, copywriter and writing tutor for The Writers Bureau. I found her wonderful blog during the AtoZ Blog Challenge in April and started following her.  Here is the link to check it out for yourself. I … Continue reading

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Give a Novel for Christmas To Your Reading Friends – GREENING OF A HEART

A Book for Book Lovers on Your List The novel, Greening of a Heart, will appeal to the anglophiles in your life. Why not give this e-book as a Christmas gift to your gardening friends too, and those with an … Continue reading

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8 Week (On Line) Iowa Writing Program-How Writers Write:Writing Fiction

   Testing the Waters With ‘Week 6’ Assignment-My Next Novel? MOLLY My father’s mother stuck her head in an oven one Saturday morning and killed herself. Daddy, on his way to pick her up, didn’t arrive in time to save … Continue reading

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The Word NICE

How NICE this Hilton Head sunset was in late Spring The word nice is such a pleasant word isn’t it. We use it all the time. “Have a nice day.” “Nice to meet you.” “She is such a nice person.” … Continue reading

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IMAGINE MY PLEASURE

BOOK REVIEW: GREENING OF A HEART THANK YOU – N.A. Granger Charming (def.): pleasant, endearing, wonderful, amusing, satisfying, entertaining Charming is a wildly overused word, but in this case it is totally appropriate in describing Greening of a Heart by … Continue reading

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Still Under the Pat Conroy Spell

If I could give all of you a copy of Pat Conroy’s, My Reading Life, I would. I just reread it, and if you love to read, you’ll realize you haven’t read nearly enough. Conroy keeps books of favorite poets … Continue reading

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A Story: Authors Lunch Out, A Watts Grocery ‘Fix’

Elizabeth Hine, Stepheny Houghtlin, Noelle Granger Here is the story…an author named Noelle Granger kept leaving the nicest comments on my blog posts. Eventually, she mentioned that she’d once lived in Evanston, Il. where I grew up. I decided to … Continue reading

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K I S S I N G – The Joys of Research When Writing a Novel

Don’t you wonder what I’m up to when in the middle of a chapter this morning I had to hit the research button to be sure I remembered correctly the words to a play ground song. Sure enough I had … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Research

Did you ever wear a Polo Coat? Even if you never write the book, you should give yourself the pleasure of research that is necessary for most writing projects. It takes you places you will enjoy going. For example: a … Continue reading

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Author Interview With Rosie Amber

Hufkins Bakery – Burford Today is Rosie Amber’s interview with me. How I wish the two of us could have met in Burford, the setting for the novel, and had afternoon tea and conversation at Hufkins Bakery followed by a stroll … Continue reading

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All The Way From England

Welcome Rosie Amber and Thank You Celebrating my 100th blog post with Rosie Amber, an English author (Guildford) who supports other writers and who also writes book reviews. I’m excited and proud she has written the following review of Greening of … Continue reading

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BBC Mystery Series – Campion – Turning Music Into Words

Margery Louise Allingham (20 May 1904 – 30 June 1966) was an English crime writer,  best remembered for her detective stories featuring gentleman sleuth Albert Campion. Two series were made from her work by the BBC in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter … Continue reading

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