The Sheer Magic of “Once Upon a Time. . .”

- by Elaine Isaak

I spent the past week camping out with a youth group, having a good time, but it was not until the last night of the trip that I revealed to them my SuperPower.  If you are reading this blog, chances are, it is a power that we share:  the magic of storytelling. We’d been expecting […]

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Texting Dead Possums

- by Dianne Drake

Years ago, when I began writing for Harlequin, I started out in the romantic comedy lines, particularly the imprint that required its couple to get together through some strange form of communication. The guidelines for that were changed pretty quickly, and the line went belly-up pretty quickly, as well. I don’t think the editors could […]

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Teaching to Learn

- by Elaine Isaak

Tomorrow, I’ll be at the New Hampshire Writers’ Project Writers Day, teaching World-building 101.  This conference is a fun one-day event that attracts writers from around New England to teach and to learn.  And one of the things I’ve learned is that those two activities are intimately connected. One measure of how well you understand […]

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Clip-clop! Clip-clop! Some Amish Trivia

- by Charlotte Hubbard

To celebrate today’s debut of my first Amish novel, SUMMER OF SECRETS, I’m going to give you some trivia about the Amish in Missouri, where my new Seasons of the Heart series is set. Researching these books and meeting these fascinating people has been a learning experience in many ways. Did you know . . […]

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