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Historical thrillers that bring history to life (and teach us something about the present)

Put several historical fiction writers together in the same room and ask them the question: “Does history matter?” The answers, in story form of course, touched on politics and humanity, and spanned the centuries. And as it turns out, many … Continue reading

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Takeaways from the Bay to Ocean Writers’ Conference

On a crisp winter’s day, writers from across the region gathered at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills for the 18th annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, organized by the Eastern Shore Writers Associaton. Days and weeks after the end of … Continue reading

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Eastern Shore Writers to offer $1,000 book prize

The Eastern Shore Writers Association announces that it will award a $1000 prize for the best book written by a Delmarva writer in 2015. The award is open to all categories and genre of books including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. … Continue reading

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Giving in to the siren song of researching a novel

One of my favorite aspects of writing is actually reading about the time period in which a story is set. By reading I mean “research” or learning as much as I can about whatever I happen to be writing about. … Continue reading

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Tips on hosting a Facebook chat for authors

The weather forecasts were calling for the most snow we’d had in years here in Maryland. It was just possible that the “snow band” through the I-95 corridor ranging from just west of Baltimore up toward Philadelphia could see 2 … Continue reading

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Where do writers get their ideas?

Someone asked me the other day where writers get their ideas. That’s a popular question, and one I have the hardest time answering because ideas come from everywhere at once and nowhere in particular! It’s kind of a lame answer … Continue reading

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