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Outlines and Sub Plots, Oh My!

Oh my is right! It’s been a busy week, dear reader. But I am pleased to say I have finalized my outline! My upcoming work, The House on Maple Street, is really starting to take shape and I’m so excited for it’s release in just a few short months. When approaching my outline, I decided […]

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Meet Evelyn Berke

It is my privilege to introduce to you Ms Evelyn Berke. Ms Berke serves as the head librarian at a small private college, affectionately known as JC. But her true passion is history. Evelyn is an amateur historian, working with the local historical society, compiling the stories of the people and places around the sleepy, […]

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To Prologue or Not to Prologue

That is certainly the question. To epilogue for that matter. As a reader, I confess I often skip over prologues when I start a book. I’m also prone to skip the epilogue. The idea of gripping the reader with something of a trailer or preview of something that is going to happen later in the […]

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Welcome to Maple Street

There was a vision in my head, when I started working out my plot line, of what the house my characters would live in would look like. I knew what I wanted it to look like but I couldn’t quite get my head around it. That is until I was combing through some old vacation […]

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Throwing Up on Paper

Okay, I’m really talking about a thought dump but that title got your attention, right?! My thought dump was a chance to get all of my ideas out of my head and down on paper. The point of this exercise was not to hash out a specific outline for my upcoming book, get into the […]

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Ten Day Writing Challenge

As part of getting in shape to begin writing again, I started with a writing prompt per day writing challenge. If you’ve never tried something like this, I highly recommend giving it a try. Your challenge is to set aside one hour each day to take a prompt and just write. Don’t overthink this. No […]

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My Top Ten Reads

People often ask me for recommendations when they’re looking for a book to read. So I have complied a list of my top ten recommended books. These are in no particular order. I’ve provided links to Amazon for your convenience (not affiliate links) along with what I find meaningful about each of them. A Cry […]

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Starting From Scratch

I will admit, it has been a long time since I’ve spent any real time writing. By that, I’m not referring to emails or the documents I write in my 9 to 5. I mean sitting down and developing a plot line, telling a story, creating a character. One of my hobbies, as a teenager, […]

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From Reader to Writer

There are few greater pleasures in life than curling up with a good book. Reading is a wonderful opportunity to take a break from life for a little while and explore a world outside your own. But recently, I’ve decided I want to make the transition from a reader of great books to a writer […]

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About Heidi

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. About I am a voracious reader and have been since childhood. Sharing that passion with others is something I love through blogging, social media, and conversations with friends. Along with being an enthusiastic reader, I’m embarking on a journey to becoming an author. I look […]

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