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Lasting Advice from Writers and Teachers #3

#3. “Writing is very hard and bad for your health,” – a writing professor at the New School, New York, N.Y. Back when I dreamed of becoming I writer, I took a course on fiction writing at the New School.

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Lasting Advice from Writers and Teachers #2

#2. “Nobody dies on page two.” – Erica Duncan, author/teacher. I lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y. at the beginning of my full time writing life, where I attended a writer’s group lead by *Erica Duncan. Erica, a celebrated literary voice,

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Lasting Advice from Writers and Teachers #1

#1. The Shitty First Draft I read Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird some twenty years ago, when I took to the writing life full time. The advantages of writing a shitty first draft recommended by Anne, lingered in my consciousness for

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Should you have your own book imprint?

The possibility of a brand image for my books hadn’t occurred to me until I read *Six Steps of Self Publishing, an excellent blog by Libby Fischer Hellmann. Libby, a crime writer, uses red herrings in her imprint. Her emblem

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Posted in Dream Chaser: Awakening, Self Publishing, The Writing Life, Time Blade, Written in Ruberah

The Creation of a Book Cover Design – Guest Post

Today we have a guest post from designer Scott Hale who has worked with Christina on multiple projects. In this post he will discuss his thought process and the steps he went through to create the art work for the

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Book Hostage interview for Written In Ruberah

Written In Ruberah was recently promoted on the blog, Book Hostage. You can read the interview by clicking HERE    

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Posted in Myths and Legends, The Writing Life, Uncategorized, Written in Ruberah, Written In Ruberah Book Tour

Choosing a Setting for a Novel

I must be in love with the setting I select for a novel, as that place will have to inspire me for all the time it takes to complete the story. When I was seventeen, I lived in London. I

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Posted in Dream Chaser: Awakening, Paranormal Romance Genre, The Writing Life