Monthly Archives: January 2016

And on to a New Adventure!

I have never had a place I’ve truly called home. Sure, I’ve lived in homes, and had family, but there is no town, no city, that I claim as my own. I was born in Denmark, lived in Dearborn, MI

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Writing 101 from Deckle-Edge Writing

Some excellent articles I’d like to share:   Repeatedly repeating repetition In which the author demonstrates why English is such a rich and varied language, we can use this wonderful variety to great effect in our writing.   The Past

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8 Quotes by famous authors to combat writer’s block

This excellent article by The Writer’s Circle lists quotes by famous authors, such as Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood, on how to combat the Dreaded Writer’s Block. My favorite is Mark Twain’s, which is how I approach just about any

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Welsh Wednesdays Interview with Judith Arnopp

Originally posted on writerchristophfischer:
Today I have the special pleasure of introducing Judith Arnopp to you, who dressed up especially for the occasion. She will also be participating at the Llandeilo Book Fair in April, which I might have mentioned…

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Winter has come!

Winter has come, and it is indeed glorious!   Glorious? But we are all snowed in! There’s ice on the streets, and it’s so cold out!   Yes, that may be true. And I truly sympathize with those that must

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5 Deadly and Disgusting Victorian Beauty Trends

Source: 5 Deadly and Disgusting Victorian Beauty Trends

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Release Party for Better To Have Loved!

NEW RELEASE!!!   Better To Have Loved Get your hippie beads and flowers, it’s time to celebrate the Free Love of the 1960s!   This week, I celebrate the release of Better To Have Loved. This is a novel based

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Books and Taxes for Artists

BOOKS AND TAXES FOR ARTISTS (Updated for the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act)   By Christy Nicholas, aka Green Dragon   Introduction: I have been a practicing Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Florida since 1997, and

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Up Helly Aa!!!

Up Helly Aa is an annual celebration in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, honoring their Viking heritage with fire and ceremony. It’s a bit mad, a bit dangerous, and a lot of fun. Some day I shall make it to

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An 18th-century Public Apology

Source: An 18th-century Public Apology     ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Better To Have Loved – Legacy of Hunger –

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I’m a Superhero Today!

Well, maybe on many days. At least, I feel like I put in Superhero hours!   I’m a guest today on Maria Grace’s blog, here: Writing Superheroes.  Come on over and give it a look!   ********* Don’t miss information

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My article in the Celtic Guide February 2016

I have an article on the cycle of life and death in Irish mythology and photographs in the latest issue of the Celtic Guide, February 2016. Please check it out, free online!     ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic

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My interview with David O’Brien

David was kind enough to host me on an interview here!     ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Better To Have

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An Excerpt from Legacy of Luck (Druid’s Brooch #3)

An excerpt from today’s edit of ‪#‎LegacyofLuck‬ (Druid’s Brooch #3): “Éamonn tried to think of anything other than Deirdre’s gaze upon the back of his head. He could feel her burning eyes, could feel his own body questioning his conflict. After

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Better To Have Loved is on Pre-Order

Based on the true story of my parents’ love, this is the story that inspired me to start writing novels. In 1967, Julie was searching for something. She wasn’t certain what she would find, but her search took her to San

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Business Structure and Organization for Artists and Authors

I am a practicing CPA (since 1997), a published author, and an artist. This gives me a unique perspective on the fine art of running an art or author business. I hope this article helps others in this complex world.

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Legacy of Truth is on Contract!

I’m thrilled to announce I just signed a contract with Tirgearr Publishing for a prequel to Legacy of Hunger.  Look for it this summer!   In a small town in northwest Ireland around 1800, Esme must grow up quickly. Her

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Book Trailer for Legacy of Hunger

I’ve created my first book trailer, woohoo!  Come check it out! #LegacyofHunger #historicalfantasy #druidsbrooch       ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

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Self-Editing Tip #6: Formatting Before You Write

Source: Self-Editing Tip #6: Formatting Before You Write   ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Better To Have Loved – Legacy of

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How many subplots in a novel are acceptable?

Originally posted on Bertram's Blog:
In my Suspense/Thriller Writers’ group on Facebook, one author asked, “How many subplots in a book are acceptable?” Most of the writers thought that one or two subplots was enough, but horror writer Rob M.…

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