Melding Real Life Stories Into Fiction

I believe everything we write comes from a place of experience or another person’s experience. We take what we know and we allow it to form our fictional writing. The most frequently asked question I get besides “When do you find time to write?” is this one: “How much of you is in your character(s)?” […]

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Writing About Places in Fiction – Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Inn Significant

As a writer, it’s important to research the places you may feature in your writing. I spent a ton of time walking around Annapolis, Maryland, for my first novel, Beneath the Mimosa Tree, and I did the same with the novel I launched yesterday, Inn Significant. It’s part of the fun, really. As my students […]

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Crazy Names in Fiction

Hello, Readers. I’m back from vacation, but only 3/4 of the way through “The Art of Fielding,” which I had hoped to finish on my trip. I guess that’s a good sign—we had a lot of fun on vacation, and only a limited amount of reading time. Ironically, I had started it pre-move and during […]

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