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Recommit Daily

When we have a goal that we want to accomplish – like writing a novel – we’ve got to recommit to it every single day. I’m talking about making a conscious decision. We’ve got to write it down, or say it out loud.

Otherwise, one missed day of writing becomes one week, then one month, then one year. Pretty soon, we’re claiming we have writer’s block when really what we have is lack of commitment.

This blog is gives you – and me – a daily chance to recommit to our writing goals. What is it you want? What are you ready to commit to?

Valerie Francis

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Well, you’re not going to believe this. Reece Witherspoon and I picked the same book for our February book clubs. Sort of.  Late last year, I came across THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE by Marie Benedict and was fascinated by the premise. Benedict writes historical fiction, much like Philippa Gregory,

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A Girl Named Howard

This month, rather than recommend one book to read, I’m recommending the entire body of work of one author because Anne Rice, who passed away December 11, 2021, single-handedly revolutionized the role of vampires in literature.  Yes, vampires.  And the impact she’s had is more significant than you might realize.

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The Christmas Bookshop

If you’ve had it up to your eyes with holiday preparations and are looking for a light-hearted story to escape into, The Christmas Bookshop, by Jenny Colgan, might be just the ticket. The title is a bit misleading, in my opinion. Yes, there’s a bookstore. Yes, the plot unfolds in

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