Self-Promotion – Thanks, but I’d Rather Staple My Head to the Floor…

What’s the hardest thing about writing? A lot of people I talk to say the actual writing is the most difficult part. They’re terrified of being confronted by a blank page, of creating the perfect first sentence, and then having the discipline to leave that sentence alone and move on to the next one. WhenContinue reading “Self-Promotion – Thanks, but I’d Rather Staple My Head to the Floor…”

Picking the Perfect Funeral Home…

I’ve been researching funeral homes. Specifically New Hampshire funeral homes because buildings in New Hampshire have a very New Englandy look to them and when I’m describing the funeral home in my book, I want locals to say, ‘huh, I wonder if she’s talking about the old Jameson place?’ – or whatever the building’s nameContinue reading “Picking the Perfect Funeral Home…”

I’m Pretty Sure It’s Perfect…

There’s a lot of romanticism when it comes to writing. The struggling author, sitting in the dark, wrestling with inner demons as he laboriously pours his soul onto paper. And once the novel is finally written, the euphoria that comes with that completion. I always envision the opening of Romancing the Stone (1984), where KathleenContinue reading “I’m Pretty Sure It’s Perfect…”