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Use Music to Inspire Your Writing

Do you listen to music while you write? I’ve heard that many writers do. I actually find listening to music WHILE I write a bit distracting, but listening to music as a part of the writing process has been extremely … Continue reading

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FREE Advice on How to Write a Query Letter

There are so many people out there willing to share valuable information with other writers, for a price! However, I recently discovered this website that offers FREE advice about writing query letters; something many of us struggle with! This query … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction

How can you write what you know if you’re writing historical fiction? “We grow up being told to “write” what we “know”, but history is the unknown. You have to learn almost everything about a period and the social customs just … Continue reading

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Author Interview!

Proud to share with you my FIRST AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Clean Indie Reads: CIR:  What inspired you to write the Larkspur series? HAWKINS:  At age 11, my daughter was struggling to find a book that really grabbed her attention. She … Continue reading

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Write it Down!

            I recently did an author presentation at a local elementary school. I love talking with kids about the joy of writing, and seek to inspire them to become writers themselves. Our children are the … Continue reading

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The Letter

Every so often, my heart leads me to “the box”, my box of memories and treasures. I draw out the photos of my youth, school pictures from kindergarten to sixth grade. I giggle at the photo of myself in a … Continue reading

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We All Have a Story to Tell

Storytime is my favorite time of day. As a parent, I relish one on one time with my daughter. Tell me a story, she says. Children love stories. It’s not always easy to come up with a great story when … Continue reading

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