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dale-estey's picture
Aug.19.2010
TheThe Navigational Bridge of a container vessel.The sundry places where a novel takes the author (and vice versa, I suppose). And the wonders of Google. I've had email correspondence with the officer, Ebbe Holsting, who takes these photos. He wishes me well with the novel. I hope he does not think...
rebecca-antley's picture
Jul.23.2010
Anyone lucky enough to live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina — or perhaps dumb enough to suffer through the summers here — knows how water affects every facet of life. We fill the muggiest days of the year here with trips to the beach, sunset cruises with family and friends, morning strolls...
terry-odell's picture
Jul.07.2010
If you want a little more about NOWHERE TO HIDE, I'm a guest at Liana Laverentz's "Life is a Journey" today. Colleen showed up, too. And, I notice that as of the time of writing this, I have 196 people following Terry's Place through Google. I can't believe I'm almost at 200. When I...
jacquie-rogers's picture
Mar.23.2010
Where the Heck is Grasmere, Idaho? In fact, whoever heard of Grasmere, Idaho?It's in Owyhee County, located in the southwest corner of Idaho. This is one of the largest counties in the lower 48 states, and has about the same area in square miles as New Jersey. Population is a about 1...
terry-odell's picture
Mar.11.2010
Roads – we've been driving on a lot of them. Through major cities, around major cities, and out in the middle of nowhere. When we started, as I mentioned earlier, we took the 'meet at a designated rest stop' option. Throughout Florida and Mississippi, they tended to be about 30-50 miles apart,...
terry-odell's picture
Feb.12.2010
When writing, setting is as much a part of the book as the characters. Often it becomes a character. A few years back, the hubster had a meeting at Humboldt State College in Arcata, California. This region gets a lot of rain. My intent was to sit in our hotel room, which was way out in the middle...
adele-annesi's picture
Oct.16.2009
  You've heard it a thousand times - "you just need a change." For creative folk, a change of scenery and a change of pace are essential. I just returned from Italy and it did me a world of good even though I dreaded the trip for the upheaval it would bring to my well-ordered life. But...
joseph-john's picture
Aug.11.2008
Character, setting, theme, point of view, and plot. These are the elements of fiction, the fundamentals on which agents and editors judge your novel. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses in these areas. You might be best at character development and setting, whereas another author might...
jt-ellison's picture
Aug.08.2008
Home is where the heart is, right? I've been thinking about what "home" means to me lately. The past few weeks on Facebook, I've had a run of luck reconnecting with some of my friends from high school and college, which has in turn overloaded my senses with a bevy of long-forgotten...
karen-olson's picture
Jun.11.2008
It's been a long time since I've blogged here, mainly because I've been writing a book that's due September 1. I signed a new, two-book deal with NAL/Obsidian for a new mystery series. By writing this new series, I'm violating that tried and true rule of Write What You Know. The new series features...