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Posts Tagged ‘writing’

How To Pick A Setting For Your Book

How To Pick A Setting For Your Book by @barbaradelinsky #book #place #setting

Here I am again, having just finished writing one opus and now contemplating the next. Where to place it? Where would you set your book, if you were to write one? I’ve been writing about New England pretty much since the start of my career. There were a few exceptions years ago when I set…

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How to Write Like Delinsky: Five Rules Of Writing

Some things are ingrained from childhood. One of those, for me, is the start of the school year. New clothes, new books, new classes, new rules – I may have outgrown the first three, but the part about rules never leaves. So I start off the 2018-2019 learning year with FIVE Rules of Writing. If…

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I love Pub Day—I Hate Pub Day Photos

I love Pub Day—I Hate Pub Day Photos by @BarbaraDelinsky #Books #photo

Pub day is like a birthday. It comes every year at the same time, so readers know to expect it. You make lists of what you want and lists of what you hope. You wait for it … wait for it … wait for it. Then, finally, it’s here. You’re a year older. But you…

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Top 5 Reasons to Love Breakfast

Top 5 Reasons to Love Breakfast by @BarbaraDelinsky #Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal, which is why one of my favorite scenes in the upcoming BEFORE AND AGAIN is Maggie Reid and her mother having room-service breakfast in their suite at the Devon Inn and Resort. Maple bacon, scrambled eggs, thick wheat toast, fresh berries with clotted cream? I drool as I write this,…

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Four Reasons Why I Listen to Classical Music

Four Reasons Why I Listen to Classical Music by @barbaradelinsky

I never used to. Well, I did occasionally, but it wasn’t my go-to station when I was in the car.  I mean, I’ve always appreciated classical music. I just never before needed it as much as I do now. What changed? Donald Trump came to power. That single happening has been so loud, so ugly, so divisive, that…

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These Are MY Reasons For Spring Cleaning

These Are MY Reasons For Spring Cleaning by @BarbaraDelinsky, Cleaning, Spring, Family

Are you into this? Such a cliché, the expression “spring cleaning,” and I never consciously set out to do it. But here I am, again this March as I do every March, sorting through unnecessary paper on my desk, disposing of expired food in my pantry, weeding winter-weary clothes from my closet. I tell myself…

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This is the Reason Women Must Still Rock The Boat

“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History.” I saw this last week on a mug in my local CVS, and it brought back memories of a tee-shirt I had with the same message until dozens of washings decimated the words. I still have an apron whose bib reads, “Every mother is a working mother.” That one…

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The Good News and Bad News of Book Titles

The Good News and Bad News of Book Titles by @BarbaraDelinsky, Twilight Whispers, Before and Again, eBooks, Books

There’s good news and bad news. The Good News   Twilight Whispers, one of my earliest mainstream novels, is making its debut as an e-Book at the end of this month – on January 30, to be exact.  The bad news?  I can’t stand the title.  I’ve been struggling with it since this book was first…

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