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Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Six Reasons You’re Not as Creative as You Could Be

Years ago, I attended a writers’ conference. After my speech was over, I sat in on a talk given by a writing professor. And what she said has stayed with me ever since. A woman in the audience lamented that she wanted to write, really wanted to, but could never find the time. The professor’s…

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Kate White and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Kate White – wow! Former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine (yes, she knows all your secrets!), bestselling author of thrillers and mysteries, and a business and career expert who travels the country speaking to women. Impossible not to be intimidated by this powerhouse, right? What are the chances that she’s also a lovely, easy-to-talk…

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Chris Pavone and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Inhabiting Character, Art Imitating Life, and What Publishing Jobs Taught Us about Writing Most of the time, authors are alone. To complete a novel, one must be comfortable with solitude. In fact, one must even be happy to log hours with head bent in silence, fingers to the keyboard. But on the other side of…

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Tess Gerritsen and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Ghosts, Guns and Dark Places I am a long-time fan of New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.  Not just because she’s a superstar writer, but also because she’s a truly lovely and generous person.  She took time out of her crazy busy schedule to spend a week as my pen pal!  What started off…

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The Story is in the Details

I love getting mail from my readers! Occasionally, I get a question that really makes me think. And when I write the answer, I wonder if other readers or writers might enjoy it, too. Here is an edited version of a letter I received from a retired math teacher turning his attention to writing for…

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Parenting, Love and Writing

Ah, the mommy-wife-writer balance! In her insightful and intelligent interview, Dr. Psych Mom asked some really personal questions, so I gave some really personal answers about balancing parenting and work… 1. How do you make time for your husband while raising a daughter and being an awesome best selling author? Hmmm … interesting question, and…

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Things I Know for Sure About Writing

For a couple of years now, I have been involved with a poetry group at Brookwood Florida, a home for adolescent girls who have been removed from their domestic situations because of abuse. Under the direction of the wonderful Jeanne Chase, some of the girls gather weekly to write. And the result is some of…

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Strand Magazine Interview with Lisa Unger

The following is my in-depth interview with The Strand Magazine, published in the Strand Magazine Issue 42: Spring 2014: STRAND MAGAZINE: So what is new from Lisa Unger this year? This year, my twelfth novel IN THE BLOOD released on January 7th. I have been on the road visiting with booksellers and fans from Key West…

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Liar, Liar

Why do people lie?  Let’s start with you.  When’s the last time you told a lie?  And I don’t mean a big one.  I mean a little one, say to protect a friend’s feelings, or to spare yourself embarrassment.  I consider myself an honest person, but I occasionally lie.  My daughter believes in Santa Claus…

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