Adventures of a Writing Life

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Welcome to my blog on the adventures of a writing life. I also blog on research subjects at Baroque Explorations.

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What are you crushing on?

I've become very fond of a podcast about Young Adult lit called Kidlit Drink Night. They always make me laugh and I end up making lots of notes about books, movies and TV series to look into. They call themselves "Superfriends," which is sweet. There is a lot of...

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The terrors of publication

Because I publish only every four or five years, in spite of my best intentions — in spite of being at my desk virtually every day for hours! — I forget how fraught the publication process is. The first sign of "nerves" is going into a tizzy over the cover. I...

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Exposing Google’s underbelly

As a blogger, I watch the ups and downs of my blogs' attendance as closely as I used to watch my Amazon.com ratings. Thanks to Google Analytics, however, I can now find out much more than how many people are visiting my site. Through Analytics I can find out how long...

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Bed-bound promo, website craziness, and Scrivener awe

I've been bed-bound for over a week since a minor knee operation to repair a meniscus issue. I'm not going to whine about it! In fact, I've discovered that I'm the perfect candidate for this type of life. On the bed beside me are: my Mac Air; my Levenger notebook...

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3 ways to begin to develop the characters in your story

I promised in my last post on beginning a novel that I would write about creating characters. Of course, to begin with, I have characters swarming, ideas both historical and fictional. I've already searched photo databanks for images that might fit. (Currently, I like...

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The joy of being at the beginning of writing a novel

{Portrait of Robert Cheseman (1485-1547) by Hans Holbein the Younger. Might this be a model for my heroine's father?} I'm at the beginning of writing my next novel, and it's a joy. I feel happy as a kid in a sandbox. It's a slow process of discovery, and I expect it...

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