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Out and about in St. Augustine

By Mike Jastrzebski I haven’t posted in several weeks. Mary works Saturday, Sunday and Monday and those have become my writing days. As a result I’ve been working hard on the rewrites of the new Wes Darling book, Stranded Naked Blues, … Continue reading

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There’s more than one reason we like it here

by Christine Kling This past Saturday, the local Mieco Beach Yacht Club had a swap meet so the cruisers here could unload some of the stuff they’ve been carrying around. We wanted to sell off some more of the gear … Continue reading

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Butt in chair time

by Christine Kling The concept sounds great. Writing is a very portable skill, so why not choose to live on a boat and sail all over while writing? The problem? Keeping that butt in the chair when there are so … Continue reading

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Things I love about this weird line of work…

C.E. Grundler There’s the dream of being a full-time, for real writer. You know, banging out masterpieces in your tweed jacket, bent over a beat-up old manual typewriter on a sturdy wood desk, surrounded by stacks of papers and a … Continue reading

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My 3 words 2015

by Christine Kling In 2013, I changed from the habit of making New Year’s resolutions to following Chris Brogan’s “My 3 Words” exercise. I found that my resolutions ended up being like the Christmas decorations. I trotted them out over … Continue reading

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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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