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Point of View: Making Connections

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As I was posting the author spotlight this week for Morgan David, an author friend of mine who lives in Denmark, I was struck by the hand-knitted scarf he was wearing. I have one that’s very similar, made for me by Mark’s mom Helen before she passed away. It’s a similar color and uses the same knitting technique. I asked Morgan about it, and he said his own mother had knitted it for him. And suddenly my writer brain started making connections. Between his mother and Mark’s, two different women completing the same act for those they loved. Between Copenhagen … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Making Connections & Hiding Easter Eggs


As an author, one of my main jobs in my stories is the art of making connections. Connections between characters. Connections between the beginning and end of a story. Connections within a series. As part of this job, I am currently re-reading Skythane and Lander while I write Oberon, so I can make connections between the three books that will give my readers that “aha!” moment when they discover them, and that will help insure continuity between the stories. But there are other kinds of connections that we trade in as writers too. Some are unintentional. These often come out … Read more