Monthly Archives: October 2010

Thank You, Eva Ibbotson

I was saddened to hear yesterday that Eva Ibbotson had died. She was 85. I’ve mentioned before that she was a great influence on me, both as a writer and as a gracious and generous person. I wrote to her … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Imogen Poots

Do any of you know who Imogen Poots is? She is a ravishing, doe-eyed gazelle of a British actress known mostly for being gorgeous and appearing in the movie 28 Weeks Later. Here she is: She got me thinking or … Continue reading

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Booke the Seconde

Regarding the difficulty besetting a writer who must deliver a second book to her publisher. You may think that writers are spilling over with new stories all the time.That it is merely a matter of writing them down.Not so.I have … Continue reading

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Writing the ‘wrong” way to find the right story

I’m sure that for many of you writers this is not a difficulty. Perhaps you are masters of the detailed outline. Perhaps the whole book appears to you in a wonderfully clear dream.Perhaps you are one of those people who … Continue reading

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