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Fascinated with the Writer’s Desk

You can tell a lot about a writer from where he or she works. Writers’ desks and offices always have fascinated me. The same goes for their work habits. I’ve read that Charles Dickens wrote in a chair in the … 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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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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Writing goals for the year ahead

I’m a bit late this year with my New Year’s writing goals (let’s not call them “resolutions”) but considering that we’re still in the first chapter of 2014, here goes: — First and foremost I’m starting a new full time … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Rebel Train and the Gettysburg Address

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Those powerful words still resonate today. I’m always interested in the historical “what ifs” and wrote a novel a few years ago based around President Lincoln’s trip to Gettysburg in November … Continue reading

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Writers share some inspiration

Sometimes it helps to have a reminder that you are not the first one to struggle with words. Here are a few writing quotes to make you nod in agreement, or even smile as you sit down to tap those … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE THAT WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP gets some press!

Hometown history: Author finds inspiration for mystery in own backyard By Casey Fabris Special to the Whig | Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:00 am CHESAPEAKE CITY — If you live in a house as old as David Healey’s, you … Continue reading

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The case of the missing money, or how my mystery novel began with a mystery

THE HOUSE THAT WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP began a few years ago with a knock on the front door. Standing there was the gentleman I’d bought my house from a few years before—actually, it was his mother’s house and … Continue reading

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