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Reality Does Not Bite

By far the best advice I ever received from my editor/mentor was to write a good story, you have to base part of it on your own experiences. The obvious reason is the story has to be believable. Tea with … Continue reading

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The Times They Aren’t A’Changin’

Think we’re so different from our ancestors? Think again. The historical distance between the Tudors and today is shorter than you think. Continue reading

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Write Historical Fiction? Keep Their Language to Yourself or Risk Losing Readers

I love a good, “Huzzah” blurted out by Niles or Frasier Crane any day. When writing a work of historical fiction, however, it is best to keep the quaint phrases, stereotypical exclamations (i.e. – forsooth), and other verbal faux pas … Continue reading

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Breathing Life Into Your Lawyer Character

I will be the first to admit that I loved the Perry Mason books and t.v. show when I was a kid. I also enjoyed reading the ripping yarns of Scott Turow (“One L” sent shivers down my non-Socratic-method spine) … Continue reading

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