Other Blogs

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.

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A group of writers searching for inspiration

Release Day — Last Chance Knit & Stitch

Hope Ramsay
“Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and fall into a vortex, as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace.”  – Louisa May Alcott, from Little Women The first [...]

Eye of Newt

Hope Ramsay
Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I by William Shakespeare Round about the cauldron go; In the poison’d entrails throw. Toad, that under cold stone Days and nights hast thirty one Swelter’d venom sleeping got, Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.     Fillet of a [...]

Aunt Annie’s Magic

Hope Ramsay
Aunt Annie was my mother’s older, unmarried sister.  And where my mother was easygoing and fun, Aunt Annie was neither of those things.  In fact, she was just a little bit of a curmudgeon.  Okay, I have cousins who absolutely detested her because she could be grumpy and judgmental. But I’ve always had a slightly [...]

Building a Town in my Mind

Hope Ramsay
Every author has to do book research from time to time. Usually this involves surfing the Internet looking for obscure things, like the time the sun sets on September 9 in the state of South Carolina. Sometimes, though, book research gets me out of the house and out from behind the computer. Just recently, I [...]

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So Who is Mr. Darcy?

Hope Ramsay
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog called “Using Archetypes to Find Your Story” in which I talked about an archetype system developed by Caroline Myss, and a cool set of cards that I use for character development. I was a little stunned at how popular this particular blog became, not only among […]

Using Archetypes To Find Your Story

Hope Ramsay
I write romance, and that means my stories are, by necessity, character driven.  That doesn’t mean I ignore plot or story — my books have plenty of plot, and storytelling is my favorite thing about writing.  But in a romance the story should grow out of the struggles of the characters.  More important, the love […]

A Visit From My Muse

Hope Ramsay
‘Twas the night before deadline, and all through the placeThe dust bunnies were mating and taking up space.The dishes were stacked in the kitchen in piles,While crumpled up notes filled the circular file. My lovers were nestled all snug in the bed, With nary a conflict to mess with their heads. And the villain in […]

Gravy! (And a Book Release)

Hope Ramsay
Thanksgiving is almost upon us and I have a book release today with the appropriate title of Last Chance Family.  It’s got an orphaned girl, a confused gambler, a golden-hearted veterinarian, and lots and lots of cats.  You can’t go wrong with cats and orphans and vets when it comes to holiday books — let […]

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