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Archive for Month: December 2013

Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/29/13

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 by Maggie Wells   10 Comments | Posted in Blog

I’m working on a re-release of a short story I wrote for the Passionate Exhibitions anthology. Here are 8 more sentences from The Art Lover: “Like this? Naked?” “Nude,” she corrected automatically. “We call them nudes.” She plucked three tubes of paint from the chest before gathering the ones they left scattered on the drop [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Best Laid Plans blah blah blah

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   7 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

So I was supposed to have Christmas with my family this past weekend, but influenza and winter storm Gemini thwarted those plans. Stupid flu. Stupid weather. This pic was taken a couple of years ago, but you get the idea. Total mayhem. But instead of partying with the howling hoard, I was home this weekend. [Read more…]

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/22/13

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 by Maggie Wells   16 Comments | Posted in Blog

I’m working on a re-release of a short story I wrote for the Passionate Exhibitions anthology. Here are 8 sentences from The Art Lover: “About time you showed up.” A woman. The intruder was a woman and she’d been expecting him. Irked by the presumptuous amusement in her tone, he stepped into the open doorway [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Butterfingers Edition

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   5 Comments | Posted in Blog

What I’ve been working on: Christmas baking. I’ve made another mountain of Chex mix, Oreo balls, and the dough for my mother’s favorite cookies, Chocolate Shots. What’s running around in the back of my mind: Plans, plans, and more plans. Christmas. Post-Christmas. Writing. What I’ve accomplished: What new goal I’m chasing: Just trying to kick [Read more…]

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/15/13

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 by Maggie Wells   11 Comments | Posted in Blog

How about an oldie but a goodie? Here are 8 sentences from my first book, Seducing Steve. “Steve, how long have we been friends?” His brow puckered. “I don’t know… Eight, nine years?” “And how many times have we come close to kissing?” His heart stopped beating. A well-worn montage of near-kisses flashed in his [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Fiction becomes fact

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   5 Comments | Posted in Blog

Write what you know. That’s one of the first pieces of writing advice an author hears, and there’s a reason it rings true. If we write what we know, chances are we’ll connect with a reader who has had a similar experience. A couple of months ago, I was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room [Read more…]

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/8/13

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 by Maggie Wells   10 Comments | Posted in Blog

Here are 8 sentences from my upcoming Harlequin-E release Jump Into Love: A few strange women had flitted in and out of Langley Sheppard’s life in the last few months, but not one of them had a bizarre fixation on chewing gum like tonight’s winner. Squinting through the sleet-spattered windshield, he attempted to peer into [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Holy crap! It’s December!

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   8 Comments | Posted in Blog

Okay, okay. Yes, I knew it was coming, but…yikes! I really need to get on the ball. What I’ve been working on: Containment. I added another almost 8k this week. Go me! What’s running around in the back of my mind: Christmas is coming. I really should do something about….something. What I’ve accomplished: NaNoWriMo! I [Read more…]

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