Tag Archives: Research

Nautical language

by Christine Kling I am on a research rant today. I have a love/hate relationship with the historical aspect of this series I’m writing. The photos I took while we were in Malta and Turkey have been a huge help with … Continue reading

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Tick, tock

by Christine Kling Things are getting pretty crazy for me here. The past six months have flown by. We will be boarding a plane next Friday and flying back to the states for another merry go round tour of family, … Continue reading

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Research pays off

In Marsaxlokk harbor checking out the fishing boats by Christine Kling With every book I write I always get to a point where I ask myself, “What was I thinking?” This book is just too hard, too complicated or I’m … 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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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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