Category Archives: Edie’s Posts

Long or Short Scenes and Chapters

About five years ago, I listened to an RWA workshop by a bestselling author in which she talked about writing books with shorter chapters and paragraphs. She’d noticed that the chapters in James Patterson’s books were short, and she concluded … Continue reading

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Books that break your heart

I’m talking about books (and movies) with animals that die. Jennifer Estep and I were emailing each other about book covers, and we somehow ended up talking about our pets that died, and how we still missed them. It happened … Continue reading

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Favorite Heroes

I just realized that I’ve been seeing a lot of contractor heroes in contemporary romances. I’ve actually thought of having a contractor hero in my books, but so far I haven’t. I wonder what makes them so attractive. Maybe the … Continue reading

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Getting Cozy with Books & Moussaka

I read year-round, but this time of year I read more than usual. One reason is what happened today by me (I’m writing this on the 8th) – blowing snow and single digit temperatures. Schools are closing because of snow. … Continue reading

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Guest Bonnie Dodge: Success Through Common Sense

I’m so pleased to have my longtime online friend, Bonnie Dodge, as my first guest of the year. I admire her writing and her philosophy below, too. Enjoy! Resolve to employ more common sense This week social media sites are … Continue reading

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Gratitude

The year 2014 started off well for me. I published one new book and two novellas. I had stories in four new bundles – and was even in charge of one. This brought me to the beginning of fall where … Continue reading

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Beginnings

Last Friday, I started to read a romantic suspense book by a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, and on the third page, two different brands of designer shoes were mentioned. The first mention was irritating. The second mention had … Continue reading

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Christmas Movies

Christmas is coming soon, and I wish there were a great Christmas movie out already, but I haven’t seen a new one that was awesome for a long time. And I hate it when they remake the older, wonderful movies, … Continue reading

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To Liz Kreger with Love

Liz Kreger, our good friend and fellow Magical Musings author, passed away last Thursday morning, but it’s hard to write this in the past tense. She was so vibrantly alive, not a cancer victim but a cancer warrior. In all … Continue reading

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No Rules

Lately, more authors have been writing serials – books with the same characters that don’t have an ending in the first book, or the second or the third. In fact, it might take seven books or more before the serial … Continue reading

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