Category Archives: Books

Best Chronicle Book Fair Ever!

Talk with authors, booksellers, publishers and enjoy the ambiance of downtown Glens Falls. Click on the link for details! Chronicle Book Fair Flier

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Come to the Chronicle Book Fair!

Whether you are an author wanting to show off and sell your books, or a reader relishing a literary feast, mark your calendars for November 3, 2013 between 11a.m. and 4p.m. for the Chronicle Book Fair. This event, held annually … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF DESCRIPTION

I’ve just finished The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. I read hundreds of books in a year. I enjoy a lot of them, and finish others only because I have an obsession about finishing any book I start. … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT

Everybody does retirement in their own way. With mine bearing down on me in less than a month, I’ve been giving this a lot of thought. In the “old days”, that is for the Depression-era generation and before, most people … Continue reading

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HOW WILL YOU HONOR YOUR MOTHER?

With Easter behind us, Mothers’ Day can’t be far away. Some mothers just plain and simple should never have been mothers. This is not about them. This is about the less-than-perfect mothers who looked forward to having children and truly … Continue reading

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PRODUCTIVITY HAS MANY MOTIVATIONS

I’m sitting here at 5am knowing it’s my only time to write and knowing with equal certainty that creative writing is not going to happen this morning. Sometimes these early morning attempts work and sometimes nary a word spills out … Continue reading

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EASING INTO THE STORY VS BOUNDING OUT OF THE GATE

Writing classes and journal articles and agent/editor webinars these days emphasize the importance of making a huge splash on the first page – even the first paragraph, the first sentence – for any novel to be successful. That approach, perhaps, derives from … Continue reading

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REALITY OF LIFE, LACK OF DISCIPLINE – OR SOMETHING ELSE?

It has been a month since my last posting. Mea culpa. I’ve felt very guilty, and many times over the last 4 weeks have said to myself, “this weekend I will post a blog entry.” And then I didn’t. I … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF PROFESSIONAL AND PEER CRITIQUES OF YOUR WRITING

We work hard at our writing. And if we keep working, there’s a good chance we will get better at it. But there’s also the chance of not being objective about something that doesn’t work – perhaps because it is … Continue reading

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HIGH PRAISE FOR IN HER MOTHER’S SHOES!

I’m pleased to announce that In Her Mother’s Shoes is now available in another format – for iPAD! So as of this week you can purchase In Her Mother’s Shoes four ways: Kindle, and Nook, and the iPAD store, directly … Continue reading

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