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Stuck in the forest

by Christine Kling You know that saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”? I’ve been stuck in a bunch of trees the past few days, and I’ve been having difficulty finding my way out. I’m sure you know … Continue reading

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What’s next?

by Christine Kling Last Friday I emailed off the final edited version of my new novel Dragon’s Triangle, and I could really say, “It’s finished.” And oddly enough, for the past week I’ve felt rudderless and adrift. I have several … Continue reading

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Common wisdom?

by Christine Kling The issue of whether or not to include a prologue in books came up this week on an email list I am on, and when I should have been working on my new novel, instead I was … Continue reading

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Still learning

by Christine Kling I have never been a fast writer. Getting the words down has always been a struggle for me, and writing a book seems to take me forever. Back when I wrote my first novel (not counting the … Continue reading

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Some high tech writing tools that save me

by Christine Kling I am really bad at math. Numbers just won’t stick in my brain. They don’t like me. That is one more reason why it is crazy for me to try to write historical novels. Yet that is … Continue reading

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Revising Stranded Naked Blues

By Mike Jastrzebski On the writing front, our trip to the Abacos this year has been a success. I completed a first draft of my next Wes Darling Book, Stranded Naked Blues, and and have written a good chunk of … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth

by Christine Kling This past Tuesday, the Thomas & Mercer edition of Circle of Bones was released into the wilds of Amazonia. They published a Kindle edition, a trade paperback and an audiobook. I have never felt this sure that … Continue reading

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Magic? or artificial respiration?

by Christine Kling These days you’ll find my boat TALESPINNER docked in a small marina and me down below spending less time enjoying life on the water and more time doing the “butt in chair” work of getting a novel … Continue reading

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Empathy

by Christine Kling I’m finding it more difficult than usual to write my blog tonight. I typically have some thread of an idea that builds all week and when Thursday night comes, I am able to pull the various strands … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned from being a literary agent.

 By Joyce Holland  First of all, like everyone else, I know how hard it is to try and land an agent, so the view from the other side was a revelation. I previously recall thinking that no one particularly likes … Continue reading

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