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From traveled path to plot

by Christine Kling The imagination is a a thing of wonder. As writers we laugh at the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” but really when you think about it, it is a bit like magic. Why does the … Continue reading

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The years melt away

by Christine Kling Having lived the life of a cruising sailor for many years, and later become a professional writer, I became a delinquent correspondent. It is perhaps easier for those people who live in the same place and work … Continue reading

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Living history

by Christine Kling I never liked history classes much. That’s a bit ironic now as I am writing this series of thrillers that are marbled through with rich veins of history. And in order to write them, I find myself … Continue reading

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Why do we call it research?

by Christine Kling You know what I mean? It seems as though the word research means to search all over again. So here I am on Day 4 in Malta where I have come to do research for the third … Continue reading

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Boats chart my course

by Christine Kling Last week I wrote about trying to find a new boat name for my character’s boat. I had suggestions in the blog comments, on Facebook and via email, but I haven’t made a decision yet on what … Continue reading

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Point of view

by Christine Kling Yesterday morning I got up at 5:00 a.m. in Bangkok, caught a taxi for the airport at 6:00 and I was airborne by 9:00 winging my way to Manilla. For the first hour, I was tracking our … Continue reading

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Thailand – a land of contrasts

by Christine Kling The whole reason I’ve come to Thailand is so that I can write a story that takes place here in the yachting community of Phuket and make it realistic, written with the wealth of details that makes … Continue reading

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Social requires an effort for me

by Christine Kling Social media, that is. See, I know I should do it. But what I seem to do is I post in fits and starts. I’ll decide I need to share what I’m doing with the rest of … Continue reading

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Lost in the Static

by Christine Kling When Jim and I sailed the South Pacific in 1975 on the our Islander 44, the Kathi II, the only radio we had aboard was an old Grundig all-band, short wave receiver. On our 23-day passage from … Continue reading

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“The dolphin’s smile is nature’s greatest deception” -Ric O Barry

by Christine Kling These past few weeks I’ve been reading and watching the shenanigans in the political arena. On the Sisters in Crime email list, they’ve been holding a discussion about whether or not it is appropriate for writers to … Continue reading

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