Random Thoughts & Other Important Stuff – Page 98 – Linda Poitevin

8 Choosing Character Names: Why meaning is important

I love names. Really love them. I think one of my favorite things about starting a new manuscript is choosing my characters’ names. But it’s also one of the most challenging. For me, a name can’t just suit a character (strong or weak, masculine or feminine), but also has to help define him or her. […]

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Summer Vacation Giveaway

I’m over at Dark Central Station today with the first post in our Summer Vacation Giveaway. Join me to share tales of disastrous memorable summer vacations!

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4 Human connections

Last week, over at Dark Central Station, I wrote a post about how social networking had become so much more social than I had ever expected. I was honestly surprised at how well I had come to know my virtual followers and friends, and at how connected I felt to them. This was driven home […]

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14 How Our Words Define Us

“What is your ‘word’?” A good friend posted this question on her Facebook page after watching the movie Eat Pray Love, in which the main character (played by Julia Roberts) has her “word” – one which has infinite meaning and truth for her, that is her guiding principle. I loved the question, and carried it around with […]

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Social Networking

Happy Sunday, everyone! I have my weekly post up at Dark Central Station…talking this week about the social side of social networking. Take a peek, leave a comment…I’d love to see you there!

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8 First-Page Friday

Leslie Tentler just posted a link on Twitter to the first page of her about-to-be released novel, Midnight Fear. She’s calling her post First-Page Friday. I think she’s brilliant. I’m hereby declaring a new Twitter hashtag, #firstpageFriday, and adding my own post to it. Without further ado, here is the first page of SINS OF […]

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