Category: Words

Writers’ Block: The Symptoms and the Cure

The other day I had a writing deadline. I wrote a lead. Deleted it. Wrote another. Deleted it. Played some solitaire. Checked my email. Wrote a third lead. Deleted it. Got a snack. Wrote a fourth lead. I was suffering from that dread disease, Writer’s Block. If you haven’t experienced Writer’s Block, you just haven’t been writing long enough. Believe me, it will happen to you.

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Children’s Book Series Spark a Lifelong Love of Reading

Solving mysteries one letter of the alphabet at a time, Ruth Rose Hathaway, Dink Duncan and Josh Pinto never cease to entertain in all 26 titles of the A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy. Younger readers easily relate to the nine year old sleuths’ antics while parents admittedly miss the trio’s sleuthing as their children grow older. My Apricot Hill had the pleasure of speaking to Ron Roy who provided us with insight into the inspiration behind his series.

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What It Means to Have Style

When it comes to an author’s writing, style can only mean one of two things—one can be learned; the other, which is far more elusive, must be honed. And really, so we’re clear: it’s the latter that’s also tricky, fleeting, and artful; it’s the latter that’s about taking chances and creating narrative prose that has a life of its own.

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For the Love of Writing

Where would romance be without the written word? Or is it the other way around? If you think about it, love is what drives so many authors to write. Whether it is the love for another person, or being passionate about a particular subject, love is most seemingly, on one level or another…always involved.

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Former TV News Reporter Turned Author, Talks About Being on the Other Side

As a former TV news reporter and current radio talk show host, I have a whole new appreciation for how much work authors go through to get their books out to the masses. For years, I have been on the media side of things and the one holding the microphone asking an aspiring or famous author questions about his or her novel. Back then, I didn’t know, it would be me one day seeking the media’s attention, as a new author.

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