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Friday, October 25th, 2019
I recently gave workshops on Research for Writers, (at Women Writing the West and Surrey International Writers Conference) and rather than do printed handouts, I am posting all the information here so it is readily available and clickable.
Librarians to follow on Twitter: @surlyspice
Bowling Green State University Pop Culture Library @BGSU_PopCultLib
BGUS also has an “Ask Us” feature on their website.
New York Public Library: @nypl and @askNYP
This hashtag on Twitter can be a great way to find answers to really obscure research questions: #AskALibrarian
Finding Research Books:
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Tagged: Elizabeth Boyle ♦ Research ♦ research for writers ♦ workshop ♦ writing ♦ Writing Advice ♦ writing craft ♦ writing fiction ♦ writing novels ♦ Writing Tips
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
The theme for the #Romancestagram hashtag over on Instagram this month is “Romance Retellings.” I have to say, this is one of my favorite themes so far, both as a reader and a writer.
Every month as the themes are announced, I scan to see if I have any books or favorite reads to share, and usually I have one or two, but this month is an embarrassment of riches. Or should I just confess–like most romance authors, I simply love retelling a classic
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, a favorite fairy tale, or giving a new spin to that … Read more »
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Friday, October 26th, 2018
Are you ready to be off and writing? NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing Month–which challenges a writer to draft a book in a month–begins next week and so before you begin furiously writing your story, I have three tips to ensure your story keeps moving forward for NaNoWriMo success.
1. Before You Start
Prewrite. Over this weekend, consider jotting down an outline for your story. It can be as simple as setting up your Scrivener files and filling your Corkboard with all the ideas you have brimming around inside of you! You’ll find as you fill out your story, more ideas … Read more »
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Friday, March 30th, 2018
In my family, we never arrive or leave each other’s homes empty handed. If it isn’t being used, or you can’t use it up, you share it. Sharing is just part of being in my family. Books. Recipes. Food. Magazines.
My grandmother was infamous for always having some bit of advice she’d “clipped out of the paper just for you.”
And what is my favorite thing to share?
Books, of course.
As an avid reader, I end up with stacks of novels. (Yes, I still read paper. I just am not an electronic fan.) So before they get stacked so … Read more »
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Friday, March 9th, 2018
When I travel (which I will be this coming week) I inevitably take three books with me. One for the outbound flight. One for the return flight. And a backup book in case Book A or Book B is, well, a dud.
I think sometimes I spend more time picking my three books than I do all the other things that go into planning a trip–booking everything, making arrangements, packing, et al.
Those three books get A LOT of consideration.
But here is my dilemma with this lot.
Egads, what to read first? This is like the gold strike of … Read more »
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Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
This house, the Parkison House, at the Grand Encampment Museum absolutely steals my heart. I am utterly in love with it and the way it invites me to come inside, teased its way into my heart and just begs me to tell my story here. Inside these walls.
And in my own way, I am.
I am using this house for my characters, Savannah and Inola–I knew it was their home the moment I walked in. In its day, it was considered a very nice, fancy house, what with two parlors and a dining room and three bedrooms overhead, … Read more »
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Tagged: characters ♦ creating characters ♦ Elizabeth Boyle ♦ Grand Encampment Museum ♦ Historical ♦ Research ♦ Story Ideas ♦ writing ♦ writing fiction ♦ Wyoming ♦ Wyomingstories ♦ WyomingWednesday
Friday, February 16th, 2018
Like I said in other posts, I’ve gotten hooked on fantasy. Not surprising since I loved reading it as a kid and a young adult. Wrinkle in Time. The Hobbit. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Then along came Game of Thrones and I read all those and then discovered Emily Gee and her books (try: The Sentinel Mage) and just recently, I discovered Robin Hobb.
I can happily report
, I’ve found an entirely new-to-me author to binge/read and someone I can enthusiastically share with you.
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Who doesn’t like finding new authors and great books? Here’s a list of places I like to find great deals on books.
- Bookbub the be-all-and-end-all of book deal sites. Besides their daily newlsetter
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, you can also sign up to follow your favorite authors so that when they have a new release or a book deal, Bookbub can send you a friendly note so you don’t miss out. (Make sure to sign up for me! LOL!)
- Lauren’s Book Club Newsletter is author Lauren Royal’s weekly listing of book deals and favorite reads.
- Buy A Historical is
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
As of this post, you will find the ebook of Brazen Angel free. Everywhere. Took some doing, but given that this is Brazen Angel’s 20th anniversary
, I thought it would be fun to give back some love.
After all this book, and all of you, started all of this.
The cool part of Brazen Angel has as much to do about the back story of how it was published, as it does the adventures of Sophia and Giles. But seriously
, have your read, My Favorite Hero? If not, go ahead and click … Read more »
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Friday, June 23rd, 2017
So who said the following?
“A few minutes ago you couldn’t wait to leave and now you want to stay?”
“That was before I killed a man,” she offered, coming up with the only excuse she could other than the truth.
“You didn’t kill anyone. You only winged him.”
“Are you sure?”
She glanced back up the stairs
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, where even now a tide of servants was rushing to the aid of their master. “I think his injury will be grave, for I’ve never missed before.”
That just happens to be Olivia Sutton and Robert Danvers … Read more »
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