Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sock Summit 2011–Oh, the Colors!

Even non-knitting writers need a dash of color as inspiration once in a while, so I can’t help sharing a few photos from this weekend’s Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon. If you’re a writer and keep reading past all the … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and the Writer’s Brain

Many authors talk about novel-writing as being pregnant with a story or birthing a world. It’s all grand and metaphoric. And then there are those who are actually pregnant while writing a novel. We turn into a bundle of hormones … Continue reading

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Interview: Kristin Bailey Murphy Offers Insights About Famous American Authors in a Book About Her Great-Aunt’s Career

I have the great pleasure of introducing Kristin Bailey Murphy as part of the Seven Questions series. Kristin’s life-in-letters book about her great-aunt is so fascinating that I decided to feature her work in two posts. If you haven’t already, pop … Continue reading

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Kristin Bailey Murphy’s Manuscript Reveals the Life and Letters of Annie Laurie Williams, the Dramatic and Motion Picture Agent

Author Kristin Bailey Murphy is writing a nonfiction book that’ll be of great interest to anyone who admires the work of John Steinbeck, Margaret Mitchell, Lloyd C. Douglas and Harper Lee. Intrigued? So am I. The book is titled AFFECTIONATELY, … Continue reading

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Google+, Flipbacks and Socks

The next few weeks are going to be busy. I have a lot of exciting content ready, starting with a new Seven Questions interview tomorrow morning. So here’s a quick three-in-one post to share a few things before too much … Continue reading

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Aerial Portland

Portland, Oregon, inaugurated two space-age looking trams back in 2007. Yesterday, on yet another gray summer morning, my friend and I took our kiddos for their first ride. As I’m complaining about the weather while many states are suffering from … Continue reading

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Reading Fiction While Writing It

I’m eagerly awaiting my flipback version of David Mitchell’s “Cloud Atlas,” which I ordered directly from Hodder & Stoughton on June 30. So that’s why you haven’t heard about it yet. I check my front stoop a few times a … Continue reading

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