From The Writing Cave

Interruptions

Interruptions

Interruptions are a part of all of our lives. These days, in particular, it can be hard to carve out time to work or relax without interruptions. I...

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Conversing with my Pets

Conversing with my Pets

Do you talk to your pets? I do, and I answer myself in what I think of as their voice. No, I don’t speak in a different sounding voice. I just say...

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When Fingers do the Talking

When Fingers do the Talking

So, I asked for and received dictation software for Christmas. I was super excited to try it. I set it all up, and yes, I was proud of myself for...

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The Power to Change

The Power to Change

On the top right corner of my screen, I have a sticky note that says, “And then aliens came down.” Why? Because sometimes, when I’m writing, and I...

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Support and Encouragement

Support and Encouragement

As writers, we tend to live in our solitary caves, but sometimes, we need help. That's when other writers are so useful. I cannot tell you the...

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My Characters Talk to Me

My Characters Talk to Me

Yes, I hear voices in my head. All. The. Time. As a matter of fact, when they are silent, it's worrisome to me. To a non-writer, that must sound...

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Noms de Guerre

Noms de Guerre

What's in a name? When it comes to my characters, I have no idea. If you've been reading these posts, then you're starting to see a theme emerge....

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Are we there Yet?

Are we there Yet?

People often ask me what part of my books is the most difficult to write. Fight scenes and sex scenes are up high on my list because of...

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Strange Things

Strange Things

So I've been doing a thing that's a little odd. Okay, I probably do a lot of strange things, but this is a writing thing. I wrote my last two books...

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Starting a New Book

Starting a New Book

I am about to start writing a new book in the Callahan Security series (just when you thought it was over...). I don't...

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