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The Rambling Writer’s Featured Week with the International Pulpwood Queens Book Club, part 7

My featured week with the Pulpwood Queens ends with some advice about promoting your novels. NOTE: This series started on Dec. 31. I’m honored to have my seriocomic novel of midlife reinvention PAUSE, published by Book View Cafe, selected by The International Pulpwood Queens Book Club as a December 2022 title.  http://www.thepulpwoodqueens.com  During my featured week

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WORLD-BUILDING & RELIGION: Pitfalls, Religious Diversity, Schism & Pluralism

This article features my answers to several questions from the Catholic Writers’ Conference Online that I participated in for several years. They deal with the pitfalls of using religion in fantasy, how I deal with diverse points of view and schism in my work.  Q: What are the pitfalls of religion in fantasy and how

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Favorite Characters

As an author of historical fiction, I’m often asked who my favorite character is. Particularly, I’m asked about the fictional characters, because the historical figures are who they were and I must portray them as believably themselves. I don’t do alternate history. But with the fictional supporting players I get to decide who they are,

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