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Grumpy Old Woman

There are days when I’m simply grumpy. And I really don’t want to give up the grumpiness. It’s nice to be a grumpy old woman. I’m allowed to hate things as grumpy old woman. I can hate the noisy kids. … Continue reading

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The Aware Author – Weather

I believe we have an innate sense for weather. That’s because we  humans used to spend most of our lives outside, even though the first houses were constructed in the neolithic, thousands of years ago. However, we tend not to … Continue reading

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The Pain of Wasted Story Telling

Actually, the word “telling” in the headline is what it is all about. Stories are not about telling at all.  Stories are about allowing readers live through them. And not every published book accomplishes this. I’ve read (or tried to … Continue reading

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Call for Antagonists

I readily admit it: I have a hard time scheming. I am not a girl for intrigue. I could never hurt someone intentionally. And that makes it a bit more difficult for me to develop a credible antagonist. Yet the … Continue reading

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A Smith Demands More

Have you had that happen? Does your subconscious plan your novels behind your back? At the moment, I have little time to spend with Lar Elien. My other life as therapist is claiming most of my attention right now. That’s … Continue reading

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The Stablemaster

I know the background of some of my characters fairly well while others have been quiet about themselves. Some offer up their stories voluntarily, like Silven, the stablemaster. She stepped into my thoughts one night when I couldn’t sleep and … Continue reading

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The Day I Saw My Hero Look at Me

I already told you about my hero, Andert of Lar Elien. For me, it was always a little difficult to see his face in my mind. I tried to find pics that looked like him. Not much luck. Nobody met … Continue reading

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