Category Archives: writing

Review of Debra White Smith’s Contemporary Austen Tale, “First Impressions”

When I am not writing my own novels, I read voraciously. For this review, I chose Debra White Smith’s First Impressions. This book is part of Smith’s backlist, but it is worth doing a search for it. Ms. Smith is … Continue reading

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Last Day of “The Kid’s Are Back in School, Time to Read” Sale ~ Purchase Now!

Today is the last day for “The Kids Are Back in School, Time to Read” Sale. So, hurry to your favorite eBook site (Kindle, Kobo, and Nook) to pick up great deals on SEVENTEEN of my best titles. All books are $2.50 … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “A Touch of Emerald” with “The Kids Are Back in School, Time to Read” Sale

Beginning today, through Wednesday, September 2, SEVENTEEN of my titles are available in eBook format, each for $2.50 or less. The titles can be found on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. They include:  The REALM Series: A Touch of Scandal: Book … Continue reading

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Writing Craft: Description 101

Trained as a journalist and a grant writer, over the last seven years, I assumed a quasi-methodical way of addressing description in my fictional writing. As a mode of discourse, description does not come naturally to me. I view my … Continue reading

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Sir Walter Scott, the Historical Romance, and the Creation of a National Identity – Part II

Last Tuesday, we had our first look at how Sir Walter Scott perfected the “formula” for historical romance while creating a national identity. [April 14 post – Part I]  Sir Walter Scott’s fiction quite often uses the plot devices of … Continue reading

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Writers Require Precision in Language Choices

Originally published on Savvy Authors on November 8, 2011 Precision in Language Choices Choosing the precise word or phrase remains a challenge for all authors, whether they write professionally or for their own pleasure. The majority of those who make … Continue reading

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Not Celebrating Birthdays with Jane Austen

November birthdays are very important in the Jeffers’ household: They include my mother, my son, and my grandson, and that is not counting extended family and friends. As I was out buying “How to Train Your Dragon” decorations and toys … Continue reading

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