Tag Archives: Writing

New interview with me

I haven’t given an interview in a while, but here is a new one, on Sammi Cox’s website, Afternoon Tea with Olga Godim, where Sammi asked me ten questions about my reading and writing. Image by Tumisu from Pixabay   … Continue reading

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Translating with the right words

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL QUESTION: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? MY ANSWER: When I was a schoolgirl … Continue reading

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25 years of English

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL QUESTION: If you could use a wish to help you write just one scene/chapter of your book, which one would … Continue reading

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Why J.T.?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I recently read a book, an excellent book I must add, and its male protagonist was called J.T. Wilder. In the … Continue reading

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Romance: enforced socializing

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I love romance and read it a lot, although I don’t write it much. There are two major trends in romance … Continue reading

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Genre exploration – A to Z challenge (G)

This April, for the first time in my life, I participated in the A to Z challenge – sort of. I’m a member of the WEP team, one of the 4 hosts there, together with Denise, Renee, and Nilanjana. The … Continue reading

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Writer’s block

Lately, I’ve been suffering from the beast known as the Writer’s Block. I’ve written maybe a few measly pages since the beginning of December. When I saw this picture on Jennifer Crusie’s website, it felt like recognition. I know it. … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: a man with a gun

Raymond Chandler once formulated his famous Chandler’s Law: “if you don’t know what happens next in your story, bring in a man with a gun,” or something to that effect. At first, I disregarded this banal trope. I thought I could … Continue reading

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Short stories old and new

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The March 2017 question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? My … Continue reading

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Monsters in art

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The February IWSG question: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader? My answer: Actually, being a writer … Continue reading

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