Monthly Archives: March 2016

Hey! I’m a Character in a Book!

My fellow Oak Tree Press author, Marilyn Meredith, who also writes as F. M. Meredith, did a recent blog tour for one of her latest books and I won a contest for following her all the way.  As a winner, … Continue reading

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Writers love words.  Words are the tools by which we tell our tales.  All of us who write sit surrounded by dictionaries, thesauruses and the Chicago Manual of Style ready to grab should we need information. However, once in awhile, … Continue reading

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Artistic Creativity – Gift or DNA?

Since I’ve been a published writer for 22 years, when my daughter recentlybecame a writer and her younger son suddenly announced he’d like to write a book, I started wondering if this trait is genetic.  Thus began my personal research into … Continue reading

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