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The D word

by Christine Kling If you are a writer, you know the word I’m talking about. Distraction. That word that whispers alluring messages in my ears when I am supposed to be working on the new book. That word against which … Continue reading

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The eyes are the window to the soul

by Christine Kling At last we have slowed our travels, and finally I’ve started the new book. I adore road trips, but there comes a time when the itch to start building that fictional world becomes almost painful. Travel is … Continue reading

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What was I thinking?

by Christine Kling So often, the topic here on this blog of boating writers has been some version of, “How can I maintain my boat and get my books written at the same time?” That, I am happy to say, … Continue reading

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When dealt only lemons, make limoncello

by Christine Kling Being open to serendipity means you have to be willing to take whatever comes your way, both good and not so good. My recent research visit to Rome to look at the current home of the Sovereign … Continue reading

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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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