Becoming A.L.L. Edwards

Andrea I have progressed from publishing e-books to preparing our first paperback publication and now we see how clunky our names look on the cover. A.L. Edwards and L.D. Edwards was the default way that the e-book publication software assigned the authorship and therefore the way the names appeared on the book. For an e-book, … Continue reading Becoming A.L.L. Edwards

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What Did You Say?

I love to tat but I'm not very good at it. Tatting is a sort of lace making done by forming a lot of knots on a thread and pulling them into a ring. It can be done with needles or shuttles. I really suck at the needle tatting so I decided to look on … Continue reading What Did You Say?

Rewrite? Alright Already!

We're editing Bliss, book five of the Quirni series. It's been a lot of editing and fact checking, and so much more. We've added chapters and deleted chapters. We've changed chapter beginning and endings around. But this is the first time we have had to do a major rewrite in this book. When I realized what … Continue reading Rewrite? Alright Already!

Fleshing Out an Idea

Every profession has it's quirky personality. In my line of work, the medical field, we learn to laugh at horrible things. We are intrigued by weird diseases. New doctors either think they have contracted a terrible disease every other day or they poo-poo the worst set of symptoms, as if nothing will ever go wrong. … Continue reading Fleshing Out an Idea

Open a Vein

Step into my 'Way Back Machine' and I'll take you to the 1970s. That was when I wrote the first book in the Quirni novels. It was badly written. The original Quirni novel wasn't about Erica, but Matilda. She worked through obstacles without much internal reflection. It was a book of doing. Matilda did things. … Continue reading Open a Vein

When is a Writer a Writer?

I have a full time day job. I'm fortunate that I don't get a lot of interruptions while I'm working. I can think about plots and characters and even jot down a note whenever I come up with something good. It's a free floating sort of thought process. Consequently, my desk at home is filled … Continue reading When is a Writer a Writer?