Writing Medical Mysteries: The Rules

    When we start writing fiction, whether writing medical mysteries, romance, erotica or any of the rapidly increasing list of fictional genres, we expect a set of rules. After all, we’ve been taught to follow the rules ever since we were preschoolers.  That’s a good thing. Because all writers need to adhere to the basics of grammar, … [Read more]

If You Are Unhappy and —-It’s Your Fault

Do an online search of the most popular topics for blog posts and you’ll find happiness to be among the top ten. But that isn’t the way to conceive of happiness. We need to change our way of thinking about happiness by coming at it through the back door and talk about unhappiness. By approaching … [Read more]

Meet Paula Livingston- Reprinted from POTL WordPress

Today, it’s our great pleasure to bring you this exclusive interview from one of the characters from Lin Wilder’s The Fragrance Shed by a Violet. Paula Livingston, sister to Dr. Lindsey McCall, agreed to an interview conducted by MRS N and we think you’ll be surprised by her candor. Welcome, Paula. Please introduce yourself.   … [Read more]

9 Lessons Tom Brady Has Taught Me

Back in another career, my third, I ‘met’ Brady. Everything was brand new: The marriage, the career, the faith and football. It was 2002. January and my new husband insisted I watch the Playoffs between his beloved Patriots and Oakland. We were living in Connecticut, cold, snowy Connecticut. I’d decided to leave my career in … [Read more]

Wresting Opportunity Out of the Jaws of Crisis

  The two words feel connected. Crisis and Opportunity. Despite the long-term error inherent in the claim that the Chinese character for crisis signifies opportunity, our own experience can reveal the law of contradiction expressed in the paradoxical relationship. Each of us over the age of thirty-five has faced that moment when our backs are to the … [Read more]