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Kim Taylor-Blakemore

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Kim Taylor Blakemore writes historical fiction and romance that explores women's lives and brings their struggles and triumphs out of the shadows of history and onto the canvas of our American past.

She is the author of the novels BOWERY GIRL, and CISSY FUNK, winner of the WILLA Literary Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. Her interactive romances, THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU and IT DON'T MEAN A THING, will be rereleased as short stories in the near future.

She is currently working on two historical novels. UNDER THE PALE MOON, set in post-World War II Monterey, California, explores the relationship between a married woman breaking the bonds of conformity, and a combat nurse haunted by the ghosts of war. Her other novel in progress, Polly Buntin
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Kim Taylor-Blakemore I don't know if I have writer's block, so much as I have blocked myself into a corner with a story or scene. It's a matter then of spooling back to…moreI don't know if I have writer's block, so much as I have blocked myself into a corner with a story or scene. It's a matter then of spooling back to the beginning, seeing if the character is acting according to themselves, or being forced to do what I feel is the right plot choice - and I find the character is always right! Other times, I will return to deepen character biographies, revisit major plot points, shift scenes and motivations. And other times, I just give it a rest for a week or so and let everything be.(less)
Kim Taylor-Blakemore Read read read. Read good books, great books, bad books. Figure out what makes them tick. Study craft, by going to workshops and reading craft books.…moreRead read read. Read good books, great books, bad books. Figure out what makes them tick. Study craft, by going to workshops and reading craft books. Watch movies and see how the three act structure works (when done well). Write. No matter what. Find time to sit down, put words on a page. One word leads to one sentence leads to one chapter leads to one story.

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Average rating: 3.43 · 178 ratings · 45 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bowery Girl

3.40 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Cissy Funk

3.68 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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It Don't Mean a Thing

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Side Dish

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The Very Thought of You

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WWI PosterIt may look like a monumental task to any writer embarking on a historical novel, whether it be purely fiction or absolute fact, or like mine, a bit of both. Yet, thanks to a seemingly infinite amount of information available on the internet these days, and the local library keeping the best of the best references, our search can be abridged. The question is, just how much is...

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"Good, short read. I loved the bond between the two main characters. The author paints a detailed story of two girls in unfortunate circumstances that try to better themselves, only to befall hardships."
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