Month: September 2016

Pondering Slang in Historical Novels

Have a listen while you read! As a Texan, I have no problem understanding southern dialect and the slang words and phrases that go with it. But what if you are writing in a different time period? What changes? In 1928 rural Texas, eleven year…

Carolyn Dennis-willingham – Online Books, Reading, Writing

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How Research Creates Historical Novels…

… And helps with historical treatment. I hated history in my youth. But now? I love research. It takes my mind to places that existed long before and can exist again in a historical novel. The Library of Congress – Historical Newspapers – can take…

Where Do Inspirations Come From?

If Give You Give A Mouse A Cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he’s probably going to ask for a straw….” That’s what happened to me, but in a dream. So, I took that…

The Time I met John Steinbeck

How, you ask, was this possible? Mr. Steinbeck’s nephew, a friend of mine, still oversees the place in Sag Harbor, New York and invited me, my husband and another couple to come for a few nights stay. Knowing I was (and am) a writer,  my…