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New York Times bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first book in 1992, an historical romance called ROMANCE OF THE ROSE. Since then, she has published over sixty romance novels and novellas, and has also been published under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke. She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies. She is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels.

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Claire Delacroix I don't believe in writer's block. For me, writing is what I do. It's my job and I treat it as one - although writing books is the very best job in…moreI don't believe in writer's block. For me, writing is what I do. It's my job and I treat it as one - although writing books is the very best job in the world! I have a certain word count that I like to achieve each day, so I sit down at my desk and write those words. I write 3000 to 5000 words a day, in complete scenes.

Some days, the words flow more easily than others, of course. When I'm completely stuck, it means I've taken a wrong turn in the story I'm writing - which either has painted me into a corner, or has me trying to compel the characters to do something they wouldn't do. When this happens, I delete the last paragraph of the last scene I wrote. I go and make a fresh pot of tea, and if I don't know what comes next by the time that's ready, I delete another paragraph. I continue deleting chunks until I hear the characters' voices again, then sit down to write my words for the day.

There are situations in which writers can't write, but for me, this has been when changes in my personal life affect my creativity. I find the exercises in The Artist's Way very helpful when this happens.(less)
Claire Delacroix Hi Joanna - I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Tim's narration! I thought he did a wonderful job. I've stepped back from audiobooks for the moment,…moreHi Joanna - I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Tim's narration! I thought he did a wonderful job. I've stepped back from audiobooks for the moment, though. They're expensive to produce and take a lot of time, too. So, right now, I have no audiobooks in production and no plans to contract any. That might change, but that's where we stand. :-)
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“No man of honor avoided what needed to be done, simply because it might not proceed in his favor.”
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“Naught is simple about the truth. There is the truth of what happened and the truth of what I believe happened and the truth of what I still remember to have happened. And that does not embrace the truths perceived and remembered by others, let alone whether any of us witnessed the fullness of the truth in the first place.”
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