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Susan Shiney, Writer in Lille, France


Susan Shiney is living my fantasy–to live somewhere in Europe and write. She is in Lille, France. Had I been able, I would have lived in my favourite city Venice and written non-stop. Have a look. Her work is very interesting. Do you think that where the writer lives affects how or what he or […]

WRITING NOVELS–I LOVE LISTS!


writing, writing novels, writing tips, Mary E. Martin, The Osgoode Trilogy, Conduct in Question, Final Paradox, A Trial of One, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing, The Wondrous Apothecary, making lists, organic, visual arts, visual artists, music, musicians, creating characters, creativity, creative process, themes in fiction, point of view, POV, resources,

    This post is my own list to begin developing the next novel. If you haven’t read the first article Organic story-telling, you can catch it now by clicking the gold arrow to the left. When I started asking questions about writing novels, these are the thoughts I came up with. Getting ideas down […]

ORGANIC STORY-TELLING [How I write a novel]


WRTING NOVELS I’ve decided to write a novel! But how do you do that? Frequent Advice To write a great story, writers are often told to write about what they know. Sometimes they are advised to write out, ahead of time, everything that is going to happen in the story. So, you have to know what’s going […]

Hitchcock’s Predecessors


Anton Chekov, The Lady with the Dog, Eden Phillpotts, Alfred Hitchcock. Drama, London stage plays, romantic comedy, The Farmer’s Wife, Laurence Olivier, pre-talkies, Mary E. Martin, short stories, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Osgoode Trilogy, character development, writing.

WOW! I love it when I stumble upon something old when I thought I was looking for something new–especially when it comes to the movies. Then the old becomes new at least to me.  Film: Fun to wander around the web on a Sunday afternoon. Why not drop in to visit me on my website and […]

Stories from The Wondrous Apothecary


  BOOKS AND CONVERSATION,  THE WONDROUS APOTHECARY, is the gift to give and get.                       The Mandala is your guide to a novel which grows straight out of THE TRILOGY OF REMEMBRANCE. Follow the links below for some appetizers [little short stories from that novel] to […]

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