Tag Archives: Writing

The Journey Behind Colonial American Romance Novel, Traitor’s Legacy

Writing historicals is a way of time traveling and connecting with the past. Rather magical, really. Being drawn to the paranormal, I can’t resist adding a ghostly touch to some of my stories, but the history is carefully researched. I … Continue reading

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Great Writing Quotes–With Fabulous Commentary

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E.L. Doctorow Although it worries my mother when I say I’m talking amongst myselves…. *Image of me writing surrounded by grandbabies. “Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.”  ~Franz … Continue reading

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The Best Advice My Therapist Ever Gave Me–Beth Trissel

Years ago, as a depressed young woman battling anxiety, I went–against my will but under strong advisement–to see a psychologist. Filling out the ‘why are you here’ form unsettled me with questions  like, ‘Do You Think You’re Christ?’ Or ‘Do … Continue reading

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Eyes of the Wolf–Beth Trissel

Years ago, while researching and writing my first novel, historical romance Red Bird’s Song,  I had a dream–the entire story was inspired by a dream–but this was particularly significant.  Dire, even. An older warrior appeared before me, darkness all around … Continue reading

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My Writing Journey and A Nugget of Wisdom–Beth Trissel

Why be a writer? Because you’re burning up with stories and ideas you just have to get down on paper (virtual paper these days) or you’ll go mad–probably are a bit crazy anyway. I have this theory about writers, those … Continue reading

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Following Our Creative Dreams with Rebecca J. Clark

I’m happy to welcome my talented friend author Rebecca Clark to my blog today. She’s sharing a favorite subject of mine, going after your dreams.  And now, back to Becky. ~I changed majors several times in college, finally choosing from … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and Romance

The love potion in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been analyzed by a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in England. Doctor Sell thinks it was made up of heart’s ease (violas) blended with the sweetness of musk … Continue reading

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Seriously? The Cost of a Small Latte is too much for an ebook?

The state of ebooks in general and kindles in particular is a turbulent sea these days.  Amazon chummed the waters and authors are in a frenzy giving or practically giving away their hard-won books in an ever-increasing attempt to capture … Continue reading

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Great Writing Quotes–With Fabulous Commentary and Pics!

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E.L. Doctorow Although it worries my mother when I say I’m talking amongst myselves…. *Image of me writing surrounded by grandbabies. “Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.” … Continue reading

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WRITER WELLNESS, A WRITER’S PATH TO HEALTH AND CREATIVITY

Today I’m pleased to have Author Joy E. Held as my guest.  Joy has some interesting and helpful tips to share with us.~ Hi, Beth! Thanks for being a super host today. I wanted to share a list I call … Continue reading

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