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The Glow of Achievement!

3 Dec

Tonight, I’m reveling in a glow: a glow of achievement!

After many months, the end’s in sight: my seventh title is set to become a reality. It won’t be long before Ron: my husband, editor,  and builder of the Grand Organ in The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall: and I start planning its cover. A stage that I really love!

To say that writing this one has been easy is, in a word, inaccurate. It’s been plagued by interruptions: winter ills; day to day issues. I even wondered briefly if I would ever finish it.

But, as the weather warmed up, so did my enthusiasm. The ideas so integral to fiction writing began to form. Walking, swimming, or just relaxing: I’d mull these over: hopefully weeding out the rubbish, and refining the gold.

They say the virtue of achievement is victory over obstacles.

Is that the reason why our society loves a winner?

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What Makes a Good Book?

17 Nov

What makes a good book? You know what I’m talking about: the type you can’t put down, that haunts you when you’re away, captivates your mind.

A real page turner is one that involves your emotions, and therein lies the secret. How can you care about the outcome if you don’t care about the people?

Isn’t great characterization the cornerstone of a good book?

Couple  this with a believable, engaging plot; write it with feeling; and, as if by magic, you’re on a winner!

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