Category Archives: Kate’s Posts

How Hating November Enriches My Vocabulary

Kate Flora: Three cold, rainy days this week have reminded me how much I hate November. The sky is gray, the clouds are gray, the world around me is gloomy shades of brown. I don’t want to write in the … Continue reading

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Using Colorful Language – No, Not That Kind

Kate Flora: I’ve just wrapped up the first draft of Gutted,a book where fog plays a big role, a book set in October when the season is definitely changing, and where much of the action takes place at night. As … Continue reading

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How It All Began

Kate Flora: Crime writers sometimes engage in a competition that could be titled: Who has suffered most? This usually begins by comparing how many years each competitor spent in the unpublished writers corner. This is followed by stories of horrible … Continue reading

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When The Next Scene Eludes You

Kate Flora: Fall, with the crisp air and vibrant colors, always inspires me to write. Or it did until recently. Lately, I seem to have the attention span of a gnat and the creativity of a knothole. Probably not something … Continue reading

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If You Could Write Like Anyone, Who Would It Be?

Kate Flora: Many years ago, at an author event, someone in the audience asked me, “If you could write like anyone, who would it be?” At the time, I had finally clawed my way out of the unpublished writer’s corner … Continue reading

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Feeling Connected to the Seasons

Kate Flora: Does anyone else feel a wee bit of sadness as the days grow shorter and the nip in the air and the slant of the light signal that the long, lazy days of summer are coming to an end? … Continue reading

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A Summer on the Road

Kate Flora: It seems like every summer, despite the deadlines that loom, instead of sitting peacefully at my desk, occasionally glancing out at blue sky and blue sea, I am in my car, driving to libraries and book events all over … Continue reading

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