Tag Archives: authors

The Art of Collaboration

Here in the States, we just celebrated our Memorial Day holiday weekend, which is the official kickoff to summer (despite parts of New England getting snow!).  I live at the beach, so I missed the snow.  I even avoided the … Continue reading

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Back To School – The Writer Way

I feel like there’s been a theme going on here at Magical Musings, and it hasn’t been by design.  Michelle began it last week with her post on Writer and Reader Events.  Then Marilyn posted on Friday about Teachers Who … Continue reading

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From Stacks to Lists—What’s On Your To-Be-Read?

Whether it’s a stack or a list, all bookworms have one.  The To-Be-Read (TBR) Pile.  No matter how many books I read, my pile never seems to get smaller.  Oh, I hide it now.  I invested in digital e-reader devices, … Continue reading

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The Social Life of a Writer (and Giveaway!)

Update: I’ll be contacting the following commenters to get mailing information for their free books.  Thanks! Margery Scott—Cynthia Eden’s DEADLY FEAR Casey Clifford—AMBERSLEY Liz V.—Angi Morgan’s DANGEROUS MEMORIES Barbara Elness—Laurie London’s BONDED BY BLOOD Leslie Tremayne—AMBERSLEY I have to laugh. … Continue reading

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Writing What We Know—Or Don’t

Even if you’re not a writer, chances are you’ve heard the adage that’s been passed down to writers for generations. “Write what you know,” is a battle cry among many creative writing teachers. I started there. One of my earliest … Continue reading

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I’m Grateful to Authors

I may still be coming off a tryptophan high after all of last week’s Thanksgiving turkey (and let’s not discuss the carbs, shall we?). The winding toward year-end combined with the holidays always get me thinking. Like many, I spent … Continue reading

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Whether Fair Weather Fares Well In Books

Remember when Dorothy was trying to get back home to Aunt Em’s house at the beginning of The Wizard of Oz?  That tornado raised the tension and became a major turning point in the story.  Or, at the end of … Continue reading

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Does Length Matter?

We’ve all heard that “size doesn’t matter,” but I’m wondering if that holds true for book length.  I grew up in an era when historical sagas reigned: R.F. Delderfeld, M.M. Kaye and other authors swept me away for 500, 700, … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

I need some advice, Muses, so pull up a chair, pour some coffee and feel free to share you opinions and suggestions. Please. As a reader, I’m the type who will read just about anything.  I read for entertainment, always … Continue reading

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