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Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger Number one, I've stopped believing in writer's block. I treat it as the lamest excuse ever, especially when I've got two series in the works (and…moreNumber one, I've stopped believing in writer's block. I treat it as the lamest excuse ever, especially when I've got two series in the works (and separate journals for sketching scenes out).
Now, I write. Anything. 15-minute sprints, asking questions, changing POVs, writing from someone else's perspective. Or I switch to another series, scene, chapter. I change their names... I write about their shoes. I write about a box they open. You'll see some of these examples in my novels! :-)
These blocks usually come from not yet knowing my characters very well or what someone in the book has really done. So, if I really need to make headway and nothing else is coming to fruition--nothing sounds right--I go for a walk and talk to the character in question out loud. Or to my husband, who is really brilliant at coming up with ideas. And then I listen. This is the reason I got the dog. When my husband isn't with me, my neighbors believe I'm talking to Nebbiolo.(less)
Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger I don't think I can answer that. I love it all. Right down to deleting huge sections of text because over time I've learned that I know it makes the…moreI don't think I can answer that. I love it all. Right down to deleting huge sections of text because over time I've learned that I know it makes the story better.

I can tell you the worst thing about being a writer: the never-ending need to edit. At some point, seriously folks, it has to stop. Just put it out there. 99% of the time, I am the only one who even realizes that something has been changed.(less)
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The Faith and Beauty Factory of Nazi Germany

Each of my novels requires anywhere from 20 to 30 books of research about the era I'm writing in. For the Reschen Valley series, I read German and English materials, and use translation engines for Italian documents. But the gold nugget for The Option (the 4th book in the series and currently in progress) was a book containing 12 interviews with women who were members of the Third Reich's Faith... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: She wants her home. He wants control. The Fascist regime wants both. It’s 1920. The end of the Great War has taken more than Katharina Thaler’s beloved family; it has robbed the Austrian Tyrol of its autonomy and severed it in half. As her grandfather’s last living relative, Katharina also faces becoming the first woman to own a farm in the Reschen Valley. While her countrymen fight to prevent the annexation to Italy, Katharina stumbles on a wounded Italian engineer on her mountain. Her decision to save Angelo Grimani’s life thrusts both into a labyrinth of corruption, prejudice, and greed. Trapped between a new world order and the man who threatens to seize her land, Katharina must decide what to protect: love or country?
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I really wanted to love this book. Unfortunately, the quality distracted me so much from the story, I could not continue. The premise is great and yet it feels unpolished. I feel this book has great potential with more time to "getting it right". For ...more
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3.5 stars! "The Moon Chaser" is a stand-alone novella featuring Wen-Ying, the sister of one of the protagonists in the Shanghai Trilogy, which I highly recommend. This story will appeal to anyone who enjoys WW2 hist fic, especially if they are lookin ...more
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Beautiful, emotional, heart-wrenching, and I can go on. Osipova is an important voice for historical fiction revealing the Russian side of war history. Far from the clichés of Hollywood's interpretations of Russia in WW2, "How Dare the Birds Sing" wi ...more
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