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The Beautiful Books #22: February 2017

Image Description: a title picture with the text displayed Beautiful People for Writers – Valentines’s Edition. In the background, there is a notepad with card-stock with little hearts all over it with a dark-blue pen resting on the note-pad… 1,227 more words

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3 Ways a Lack of Research Will Ruin Your Book

I remember the first time that I was interviewed for a national publication. I experienced a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Being interviewed as an “expert” in your field is a great opportunity, but I worried I might sound dumb or unprofessional. 1,534 more words

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No such thing as too much research

When researching for a novel, there is no such thing as too much research. So, during the odd hours of the night, when you find yourself googling info about the Pyrenees Mountains in France, don’t question it.

Found: The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden is one of mankind’s oldest and most enduring legends. It is a captivating tale of deception, wrath, and paradise lost – a tale familiar in cultures and civilizations the world over. 790 more words

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Beautiful Books ~ 2017 Writing Goals


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Mystery Mondays: Year End Post With Rebecca Bradley on Google Alerts

Today we celebrate another year of Mystery Mondays. Thank you to the contributing authors who make this series possible. And thanks to Rebecca Bradley for rounding out 2016 and sharing with us a unique way to research a novel. 859 more words

Audio Stimming: Postmodern Jukebox


In my family, Music is a big deal, and every Christmas I would make Mix-Tape Style CD’s for my friends and family. Unfortunately, one of my parents would regularly work Christmas Day, and would listen to the CD on the way to work. 2,050 more words

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