Category Archives: Writing

Down the research rabbit hole

by Christine Kling Research is both a joy and a curse for a thriller writer. I have this insatiable curiosity, and I like to get my facts right so I spend hours finding and ordering books, then reading and searching … Continue reading

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Movin’ on up.

By Mike Jastrzebski This week we moved up from ball #32 to ball #1 in the St. Augustine south mooring field. Not only does this mean that our dinghy ride from the boat to the dinghy dock only takes us … Continue reading

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Author/Entrepreneur

by Christine Kling This month marks three years since I followed Mike J’s lead and took the plunge into self-publishing my then-new novel Circle of Bones, so I’ve decided to take a moment to share where things stand for me. … Continue reading

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Conflict

By Mike Jastrzebski It’s true that a good book needs conflict, but that’s not what I’m talking about today. I’m talking about the conflict that arises from trying to write and living the cruising lifestyle. As an example. Saturday I … Continue reading

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Thank you Barney

by Christine Kling Majuro, November 23, 2014 – which means it is November 22 in Florida right now. Exactly one year ago today I was sitting in the main salon of my boat Talespinner at Harbortown Marina in Merritt Island, … Continue reading

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Almost lost our mooring ball!

By Mike Jastrzebski Not as in the dangerous, we could have lost our boat way, but more like a I should have thought things out and planned accordingly way. As of today we have been in St. Augustine for a … Continue reading

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Flotsam & jetsam

by Christine Kling I’ve been sitting here for the better part of the morning trying to focus on writing my blog. We are back off the town of Majuro and back into the noise and chaos of the town. I … Continue reading

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I just need to get away from it all . . .

by Christine Kling Okay, stop with the eye roll, okay. Yes, I know, I am living on a sailboat located in the Marshall Islands smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but hey, everything is relative, right? Writing is difficult … Continue reading

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Writing vs. cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski I know I’m not the only writer/cruiser that has this problem, but I have a hard time writing and cruising. Most of my books have been written while we were at the dock. I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Taking care of business

by Christine Kling I wrote a post Help me pick a new cover and cover artist! a couple of months ago about my search for a new cover artist using the crowd sourcing website 99designs and today I thought I … Continue reading

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