Archive for the Writing Category

Footnote Files: Parasitic Bots and Charley Horses

Footnote Files: Parasitic Bots and Charley Horses

I did a lot of research before writing Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More. So much, in fact, that I had two filing cabinet drawers full of research and information about the people, places, and things mentioned in my great-great-great grandfather’s twenty-two page journal. A lot of that […]

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90 Authors Share Their Best Writing Habits

90 Authors Share Their Best Writing Habits

Not too long ago, Yoav Ezer asked me to share my best writing habits. This was kind of funny because I don’t think of myself as particularly disciplined. But I was happy to share what DID work for me. No two writers are the same, and what […]

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Author Interview-Go-Round: Connie Peck

We’re back with another Author Interview-Go-Round! Today It’s my pleasure to host Connie Peck. Connie and I met at a book festival last year and I always look forward to seeing her on the circuit here in Texas! Thank you for inviting me to your blog. I’m […]

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Historical Novel Features Author’s Great-Great Grandmother: Author Interview-go-Round With Linda Ulleseit

Welcome to the next installment of Author Interview-go-Round! Today’s featured author is Linda Ulleseit. I LOVE when authors use their ancestors as characters in books, so I’m so excited to check out Under the Almond Trees! Here’s Linda’s mock interview with her great-great grandmother: INTERVIEW WITH ELLEN […]

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Interview with Author Eve Connelly: Big Hearts

Hi, I’m Eve Connelly. I’m honored to be a part of this Author Interview-go-round and I’m pleased to be a guest on Tracy Lawson Books today! I’ve answered some hilarious questions in my book signings and at my first book reading at our local library. Here are […]

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Guest Post: Organize Your Workplace To Increase Productivity

Guest Post: Organize Your Workplace To Increase Productivity

Today I’m pleased to share this guest post from Emily Johnson at Omnipapers.com, where writers meet! Omnipapers.com shares tips, tricks, and advice on writing. Check out the awesome infographic below on how to organize your workplace: Increase Your Productivity at Home: Workplace Organization No matter what your […]

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Read the Introduction to Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More

Read the Introduction to Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More

Henry Rogers, a miller and my great-great-great grandfather, along with his wife and her parents, took a wagon trip from Mount Pleasant, Ohio, to New York City and then back to Ohio in the summer and fall of 1838. This was a working vacation on which the […]

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This Stop on the Blog Hop Featuring Mariam Kobras’ Waiting for a Song, Naomi’s Story

Where do dreams go when they’re whispered to the wind? Where does music play when it’s searching for a rhyme? The universe listens, and sends a star… Naomi’s life has been carefully planned since the day she was born, but Daddy’s little princess has dreams of her […]

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Ships That Passed in History

Ships That Passed in History

One of the highlights of Henry Rogers’ travel journal was his description of a ship under construction in the Frigate House at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. That ship was later christened the USS Dale, and would be among the last sailing vessels of war constructed in the […]

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The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Every generation has its great storytellers. Some of the most popular authors of the 19th century are still household names: Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, Lewis Carroll, and Sir Arthur Conan […]

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