Monthly Archives: February 2010

How to make a book (1947)

(via The Book Bench and via Book Patrol)

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What was at 108 degrees on Lost?

From The name Wallace was written (and crossed out) by number 108 on the the lighthouse wheel. I didn’t catch it, but I guess someone did! (via @melgotserved)

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10 Rules for Writing Fiction

My twitter followers will have seen this link already to writing rules from famous authors, but I just can’t help sharing some of my favorites: From Margaret Atwood: “7 You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and … Continue reading

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The Journey Part Two: Finding Sources

Last time I talked about how I came to write a historical fiction novel and how I chose a time period. Next, I’ll talk a bit about how I found sources. I’ll break this down by the types of sources … Continue reading

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Three of My Favorite Disney Lullabies

Okay this is a bit off-topic but in the spirit of my new motherhood I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Disney lullabies with you. These are songs I enjoyed as a kid and my baby daughter seems … Continue reading

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Researching Historical Fiction: The Journey Part One

My second novel, Necklace of Tears, started off with an idea: a girl, stranded in the middle of the ocean. How did she get there? Where was she from? I initially came up with the idea of writing something about … Continue reading

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New blog posts coming soon!

Sorry I’ve been pretty bad at posting lately but I have a good excuse: I just had a baby and am slowly getting back into the swing of things! I promise to add some blog posts next week. In the … Continue reading

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