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What’s in a Name?

What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. With all due respect to the Bard, I somehow don't think my readers would feel...

Gimme

This week's theme is Tropes. Specifically, what’s your favourite romance trope to read and/or write? Friends to Lovers? Marriage of convenience? Second chances? Tropes so often get a bad rap, dismissed by some as "formulaic" or a thing writers should avoid. And if you...

When You’re Weary…

The question for this week's Romance Writers Weekly is "When you’re feeling down, what do you do to feel better?" Those of you who've been around a while will recognize the source of this week's title. No, I don't want to think about how young I was when it first hit...

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Gimme

Gimme

This week's theme is Tropes. Specifically, what’s your favourite romance trope to read and/or write? Friends to Lovers? Marriage of convenience? Second chances? Tropes so often get a bad rap, dismissed by some as "formulaic" or a thing writers should avoid. And if you...

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When You’re Weary…

When You’re Weary…

The question for this week's Romance Writers Weekly is "When you’re feeling down, what do you do to feel better?" Those of you who've been around a while will recognize the source of this week's title. No, I don't want to think about how young I was when it first hit...

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Weird Mom Stories

Weird Mom Stories

The topic this week for Romance Writers Weekly is, "Who or what inspires you?" That's an easy question for me to answer: My mom. The title of this post comes from Mom herself. We'd have some adventure or another, and she'd comment I had another "weird mom story" for...

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What is Yeast?

What is Yeast?

Welcome to Tuesday. The question asked this week was, "Besides the usual baking of cookies or treats, has anyone baked a really good loaf of bread. It's been years -- literally years -- since I attempted to bake bread. (Banana bread does not count, as that's really...

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Could I Just Have the Root Canal?

Could I Just Have the Root Canal?

The topic this week for Romance Writers Weekly is, "What do you find most difficult about writing what you write? It could have to do with certain scenes, plotting, dialogue, whatever trips you up." At the moment, my answer is "All of it." Let me clarify that I just...

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In Remembrance

In Remembrance

One tradition I have for myself on Memorial Day is returning to the letter written by Major Sullivan Ballou of the Union Army, dated July 14, 1861. If you've seen Ken Burn's superb documentary sereies, The Civil War, you've heard the letter read at the end of the...

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My Fiber Addiction

My Fiber Addiction

This week, we're talking about hobbies, and my reaction was, "That's easy. Knitting." I've knitted since I was a child and my mother taught me how to create fabric by making loops with sticks and yarns. As one might expect, those early efforts, executed in whatever...

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A Room of My Own

A Room of My Own

Most of my adult life, I have not had the luxury of a dedicated work space at home. I'd carve out a small corner of my bedroom when I had roommates, and shared both desk and computer with the husband for quite a number of years. Even when I got a laptop, followed by...

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Yes, Instant Pot

Yes, Instant Pot

Last week, I mentioned one of the things I'm doing during this time is learning how to use my Instant Pot. Appropriately enough, the theme for this week Romance Writers Weekly is our favorite dinner recipe. True confession time: my favorite dinner recipe is the menu...

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Five Fun Things to Do While Socially Isolating

Five Fun Things to Do While Socially Isolating

Did you know there are 548 episodes in the CW’s Arrowverse series? I didn’t — until my husband and I decided we’d watch everything in order while we’re under shelter in place orders. With five different series and multiple crossovers between them, I created a...

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