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Blair McDowell

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I started to write soon after I found my first pencil. But I began to write for publication about 30 years ago -- professional books. I wrote six of them, all still in print and still in use. Only lately have I turned to fiction. I'd have done it a lot sooner if I'd had any idea how much fun it was!

I’ve lived in many different places. The US -- Certain cities call to me. I love San Francisco and Seattle and the wonderful Oregon Coast. Australia -- among the most open welcoming people in the world, and a wide open young country with incredible land and sea scapes, with amazing animal and bird life right out of science fiction. Canada -- HOME. The place where I belong.

I travel a lot. I usually spend the month of October in Europe, Greece or I
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Blair McDowell My plots usually come to me in places I visit. I'm standing on a cliff looking down at the sea, or in the middle of a Greek temple, or on a…moreMy plots usually come to me in places I visit. I'm standing on a cliff looking down at the sea, or in the middle of a Greek temple, or on a cobblestone street in a fifteenth century town and my mine says..What if...? And so it begins. (less)
Blair McDowell 1. I was in Rothenburg, on the Romantische Strasse (Romantic Road) in Germany. It was a dismal October day, damp and misty. Lights were just beginning…more1. I was in Rothenburg, on the Romantische Strasse (Romantic Road) in Germany. It was a dismal October day, damp and misty. Lights were just beginning to flicker in windows of my fifteenth-century hotel, but the street all was foggy and mysterious. In my mind I saw a young woman fleeing down the narrow cobblestone street in terror. That was the beginning of the plot of Romantic Road

2. Make writing a habit. Write every day at a regular time for a set number of hours. That way the book will get done. I know this is easier said than done. But work toward it.

3. Get help! I realized I could either write or market. Husbands, friends, grown children, anybody whose help you can harness!

4. I run a B&B. That takes my mornings. I try to write four hours every afternoon. Many days that doesn’t work---life intervenes. But it is my schedule.(less)
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Lucinda Dear Blair,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I do hope to have the oportunity of reading some of your work at some point, as it is something that really does interest me.
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Lucinda x


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