Tag: writing a novel

Accept the Impossibilities and Keep Going

Filed in The Writing Life, When Writing Is Hard by on May 18, 2012 0 Comments • views: 736
Accept the Impossibilities and Keep Going

Anything worthwhile presents obstacles—how will you overcome them?

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Should You Travel to Research Your Novel?

Filed in The Writing Life by on June 17, 2014 6 Comments • views: 1308
Should You Travel to Research Your Novel?

Situation: I’m in the second draft of my work in progress. My characters travel across country, from Iowa to California. Dilemma: I’ve either a) never been to the locations where my characters stop along the way, or b) it’s been so long the places are dim in my memory. Solution 1: Research via the Internet. […]

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How to Go Beyond Your Voice to Make Your Novel Shine

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on July 12, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1660
How to Go Beyond Your Voice to Make Your Novel Shine

When I first drafted “Moonlit” in 2013 (which will be republished as “Wildwood” via Parliament House Press this September), I was a first-time mother climbing out of the hole of postpartum anxiety and borderline agoraphobia. The love and protectiveness I felt for my daughter had consumed me to the point of breathless panic attacks, because […]

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