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What does a novel’s interior design say about its characters?

Do settings reflect the mood of a novel? Or do settings set the mood? I’m not being cute, in a chicken-and-egg sort of way. Clearly in some books the environment and dwellings play just a bit part, while in others … Continue reading

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Does Publishing A Novel Change Your Life?

My book’s launch party felt a little like a wedding. Well, one where my five children had already been born, and were racing around jacked up on chocolate-dipped strawberries. The bash was in an old brownstone in Boston. I slipped … Continue reading

Topics: On Faith, Hope & Love, On Parenting, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments