Category Archives: Writing

Keeping Things in Perpsective

In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Launcelot observes: “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” I admit it has been a while since my last blog, so I thought I had better take a moment to update what … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I feel old tonight. Seems every day I am reminded that my children are growing up way too fast. The three older children no longer trick-or-treat. One is working, one is on a double date, and the other one is hanging out … Continue reading

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Gerald Lund on Writing

Author Gerald Lund has to rank up there as one of my all-time, favorite authors. He published his first book in 1971, a non-fiction book titled The Coming of the Lord. However, he took the LDS publishing world by storm … Continue reading

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Nora Roberts and other updates

I added Nora Roberts to the Author Therapy page. The thing I love about her is that she was a stay-at-home mother who found a love for writing and eventually success. This week I also added some links to the … Continue reading

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Famous First Lines Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the quiz I posted last week about the first lines of famous books, or famous first lines that are just incredible.  1. “It was a dark and stormy night.”           (Y) Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul … Continue reading

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First Lines Quiz

Canadian author Crawford Kilian is attributed with saying: “The first line of a novel is like the first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth: everything else follows from it.” Many authors (and readers) know that the first line of a novel is … Continue reading

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Graditude

I have kind of been putting off entering a new blog the past two weeks and not just because I have been trying to do more writing on my latest book (I’ve written about 5,000 words the past two weeks … Continue reading

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More Author Therapy

Added a new author’s story and a list of quotes from famous authors’ rejection letters. Check it out on the Author Therapy page.

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New Year’s Resolutions

OK, so it looks like I’m already failing on one of my New Year’s resolutions to add at least one new post to my blog each week, but the year is still early. My excuse is that I have been working … Continue reading

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Eclectic Book Catalog

Sorry for no new posts last week. It has been pretty crazy, as is the usual this time of year. Between shopping, writing Christmas cards, making a pinata, choir practice, Ward Christmas party, and the crazy weather (yes, I drove … Continue reading

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