Hope occasionally blogs with other authors on a variety of topics. Below you’ll find the links to recent blog posts on multi-author sites.
A group of writers searching for inspiration
It’s Thoughtful Thursday at Blame it on the Muse, and I’ve been thinking a lot about community and how important it is for human beings to belong. Real belonging comes from our relationships with people and places, but it goes deeper than that. When we belong, we have responsibilities to the people we care about. [...]
I love poetry. I know this is probably hopelessly old fashioned. But I stand in awe of people who can evoke an emotion, tell a story, paint a picture in just a few choice words. Me — it takes hundreds of pages and, as my editor likes to tell me, I repeat myself. In my [...]
A very long time ago, a group of my girlfriends decided to create a reading group. This was well before Oprah Winfrey make book clubs popular. These women were all professionals. And they liked their literary fiction. And they invited me to join. They were all more or less astonished when I declined. I love [...]
The authors of Blame it on the Muse wish you a blessed Thankgiving with friends and family. And here is a little musical gift from Carrie Newcomer to capture the sentiment of the day.
Blog & Website of the 2009 Golden Heart ® Finalists
I am so happy to be hosting my friend and fellow Unsinkable and Forever Romance author, Abigail Sharpe today. Her debut novel, Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy? is out this week. And since I have a real weakness for cowboys I can’t wait to read it. Abigail is blogging today about a subject I struggle [...]
In a few weeks I’m going to be attending my local chapter’s annual writer’s retreat. This isn’t exactly a quiet weekend in the woods where writers concentrate on writing. It’s more like a two-day sleepover punctuated by writing workshops and periods of heavy drinking in the bar. It’s great fun. And I usually learn something. [...]
Pride and Prejudice was published exactly two-hundred years ago . . . today. Which means the book is not historical fiction, at least not when Jane Austen wrote it. It was, in fact, a “contemporary” romance. I love to point this out to my historical author friends. Jane Austen didn’t have to do any historical [...]