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Annette Ranald My answer to writer's block is not to force it. The story will tell itself in your mind if it's a story worth telling and you're going about it right.…moreMy answer to writer's block is not to force it. The story will tell itself in your mind if it's a story worth telling and you're going about it right. Your characters will get minds of their own and start moving the story for you. Sometimes, it's best to let them have their heads and then work from the direction they've taken you. Also, trust your instincts. Even if you have to delete a scene or part of the storyline later, it served its purpose at the time. Don't fight it, work with it. (less)
Annette Ranald I get to combine two things I love, history and writing. Writing for me is an escape. I have a stressful day job. A few minutes of writing, even on a…moreI get to combine two things I love, history and writing. Writing for me is an escape. I have a stressful day job. A few minutes of writing, even on a break or lunch hour, helps me unwind. I also get to present history to people in a fun way. I get to explore questions about what really happened behind the scenes, why did characters act as they did, or even play with theories that non-fiction writers have discarded or can't get into. (less)
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Nearly two centuries before Lady Diana Spencer captured the attention of the media of her day, another Spencer woman made waves and headlines in London. Georgiana was the daughter of John, 1st Earl Spencer, and his wife Georgiana Poyntz. Young Georgiana was beautiful, wealthy and well-connected and she needed a marriage to enhance her status and that of her family. She was married to the wealth... Read more of this blog post »
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