Category Archives: Sheila’s Posts

Kick Ass Heroines: Love them or hate them?

I love a strong female protagonist, but they don’t have to be able to beat people up for them to be “kick ass” in my opinion.  As a matter of fact, I don’t want my heroine to be so much … Continue reading

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Would You Take a Book Because It’s Free? Why or Why Not?

What does it say about us, as readers, or about books, that we would turn away free books? Are there too many free books? Obviously, if you’re offered a book you’d not read because it’s not a genre you like … Continue reading

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Again with the Series…Some Just Can’t Get Enough

When has a series run its course?  How do we know that it’s over or that there needs to be more?  What is it about a series that attracts readers? First let’s talk about what makes up a series.  To … Continue reading

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Working Through Tough Times and Tragedy

Tragedy drains you like nothing else does.  It takes away your happiness, your time, your concentration and sometimes, at least temporarily, your sanity.  But, as a professional person, there are often time limits put on how long you have to … Continue reading

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There’s Just Something About Typewriters

I left one of my typewriters out in the living room as part of a new display there.  I left paper in it with just a line about the typewriter showing that it still works and has ink ribbon in … Continue reading

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The Allure of Mean Girls

What is it about mean girls that we are so attracted to? Do we crave their attention? Are we waiting to see a train wreck? Karma take place? Do we need them to validate us or make us feel like … Continue reading

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Ode to Crab Sauce and 6 Must Haves for Summer! By Guest Blogger Lisa Watson

When I decided to write my novella, A Summer of Stars for the Summer Hearts Compilation, the first thing I knew I wanted in the story was Maryland blue crabs. While most writers would work on their hero and heroine … Continue reading

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Please Work for Free – And Other Crazy Things People Ask of Authors

I realize this applies to other types of artists and freelancers, so apply this to yourself if it fits. But, first, let’s talk about  YOUR job.  If you are employed, paid in cash or otherwise, you have an idea in … Continue reading

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Skipping Sex and other Things We Don’t Admit To

I’m going to admit it right out loud.  I’ve never read 50 Shades of Grey.  It’s not that I’ve boycotted it or anything.  It’s just that I find myself skipping sex scenes lately and so the book doesn’t appeal to … Continue reading

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Evolving Entertainment or How You Don’t Really Need Cable

Screw You Cable, I have Prime, Playstation, Netflix, Hulu , YouTube… Gone are the days when the only choices on TV were ABC, NBC, CBS or PBS.  The future of channel surfing looks more like Sony Playstation, Amazon Prime, Netflix. … Continue reading

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