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Ruth Francisco

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I tend to write novels that are a little controversial. I don't intend to, but a question grabs hold of my mind--Do we have a right to say no to medical technology? What would it be like to be Jackie Kennedy? Where is Islamic extremism taking us?--and it won't let go. I have to explore it, I have to write about it.

Since my interests are varied, my books are varied, perhaps too much so. But whatever the theme, I always explore identity, trying to reconcile the physical and spiritual worlds. My characters respond sensually to the world as I do, they question and doubt. It would be easier to be a different kind of writer maybe. I hope you get something out of my little efforts.

Well, yeah!!! Your first draft is a get-it-all-out-on-page deal. Now you want to make it sing. So, where do you start?

I do a LOT of rewriting for my books, and spend more time rewriting than the initial draft. It always is difficult. So I've been trying to put together some notes to help myself and others.

Before Rewriting

-Set it aside for a month. Time is hugely important for getting perspect... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.77 · 689 ratings · 143 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
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""Sunshine Highway" has been out a year now. Publishing a book that actually means something to the local community has been an eye-opener to me. Fiction can make a difference? Who would've thought? Sure, Jonathan Swift and Charles Dickens and Upto..." Read more of this blog post »
"Well, yeah!!! Your first draft is a get-it-all-out-on-page deal. Now you want to make it sing. So, where do you start? I do a LOT of rewriting for my books, and spend more time rewriting than the initial draft. It always is difficult. So I've be..." Read more of this blog post »
" Here it is, finally, after many long years of research, interviews, listening to 1940s blues, and spinning tales. An historical novel about Camp Gordo ...more "
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" By the way, if you have not picked up "Amsterdam 2012", it is free for December 26 and 27. We'll see how it boosts "Sunshine Highway", which I uploade ...more "
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“She grieved for her lost daughter and she grieved for herself.  When Cicely uncovered the deception of her adoption, she uncovered a greater deception—that of Charlotte’s ambiguous heart.  It was true—Charlotte had wanted her own daughter with a desire beyond reason.  She had wanted a daughter of her own flesh and blood to link her to life.  A connection not based on deeds or shared experiences or love, but something immutable and immortal. She”
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Michael Hi Ruth;
I finished reading and reviewing "Camp Sunshine." I hope you enjoyed reading my review.


Pamela Hey Ruth...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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