Yes, I know. The ink is not yet wet on copies of Happy Landings: Emilie Loring’s Life, Writing, and Wisdom, and I’m thinking about what comes next. Emilie did that, too: The morning after I turn in a manuscript to my publisher I start another novel just so I won’t forget how it is done.” … More After Happy Landings, “Emilie Loring’s New England”
You’re browsing the shelves in a bookstore. You hope a book will capture your imagination and beg you to take it home with you. But before it can capture your imagination, first it has to capture your attention. How can it do that? I had to adjust my thinking when we first started to design … More When the Book Cover is Your Only Clue￼
Of the partially ghostwritten Emilie Loring books, Forsaking All Others is one of my favorites. This is not the 1934 movie with Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, and Joan Crawford. That’s an entirely different story, although it looks like fun. Forsaking All Others is a tussle of cross-purposes between actress Jennifer Hayden and her physician husband, … More “Forsaking All Others” and Save the Date!
Think back to the place where you grew up. Remember the sights and sounds, the characteristic smells and tastes, plant life and animals. Think about how you went from place to place–on foot? in a boat? on the subway? Did your town change a lot as you were growing up? Did you move from that … More Geo-Biography: The Importance of Home
The first intimation Gay Latimer had of danger was Eric Crane’s quick shake of the stick and seizure of the controls… … More An Emilie Loring Short Story: A Girl with Two Minds
Learning isn’t telling, whether you’re writing a novel or a biography. Telling requires selection, and what doesn’t go into your narrative is… what? Lost forever? … More The Awful Editing Process: Fascinating Things that Won’t Make it into Your Book
Gay opened the box and lifted out a mass of crimson roses which flooded the room with fragrance. “My word, how gorgeous, Gay! Two dozen! Look at the length of the stems! I’ve heard that red vibrates. Now I know it. Each one of the roses is broadcasting a message. Today is Yours Spring has … More The Vogue of Roses, Emilie Loring Style