Tag Archives: fiction

Guest Interview with Karen Kingsbury

Tweet If you are an author or a reader–or even if your aren’t–you have likely heard of Karen Kingsbury.  One of the absolute best storytellers of our time, Karen’s latest book, Love Story, has just been released.  And, yes, it is about … Continue reading

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Genre Folly

Tweet You say you want to write a romantic shoot-’em-up historical fiction book with Sci-fi touches and some fantasy scenes interjected?  Don’t.  Please.  I just read one, and-believe me on this-it does not work! And that’s coming from a writer who refuses … Continue reading

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Of Writing and Genre and Such

Tweet Question from Reader Anne:  “What are the boundaries of fiction genre?  Are they set in stone?” Good question, Anne.  When I first started writing, genre boundaries were absolutely clear.  Historical was historical, romance was romance, contemporary was contemporary.  And religious was … Continue reading

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Social Networking Then and Now

Tweet With thanks to John Atkinson, Wrong Hands (www.wronghands1.wordpress.com ) What could better demonstrate the move in setting of my novel-in-progress from current day to 1950? You captured it perfectly, John.  

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By Any Other Name?

Tweet A series of psychological studies has discovered what every teacher and every fiction writer already knew: names matter.  A lot. Don’t listen to those celebrities who borrow names willy nilly from the grocery store (Apple, Thyme, Peaches Honeyblossom) or from … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fiction

Tweet To Marilyn, Blessings! Kay Marshall Strom. I smiled and handed the second book of my latest series, Blessings in India, to the tall woman before me. “Is it true?” Marilyn asked. I told her it was historical fiction. “But … Continue reading

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To Be a Christian Writer

Tweet I came across a popular article online entitled How to Be a Christian Writer. I couldn’t pass by without reading it. It began: “Christian books have become popular bestsellers among mainstream fiction. Their positive approach, uplifting solutions and message … Continue reading

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Amazon’s KDP Select for Authors: Guest Blog by Mark Young

Tweet Mark Young is stopping by to talk with us about a program offered by Amazon.  He was a police officer in California for twenty-six years; an award-winning journalist in the San Francisco bay area; and a Vietnam veteran. Today … Continue reading

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Blog Hop Book Tour: The Love of Divena

Tweet Welcome to this next stop on the Blog Hop Book Tour. If you like finding out the hows and whys behind books, you’ll love following along from blog to blog. Last week Julie Carobini answered ten questions about her … Continue reading

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For the Love of Fiction

Tweet My latest book, The Love of Divena, is fiction set in fact.  On my first trip to India, I met a couple I’ll call Ajit and Jaya. Both came from the lowest rung of India’s social ladder, Dalits. Outcastes … Continue reading

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