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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I've been reading this really interesting book called Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals, by Owain Service and Rory Gallagher. The authors are members of Great Britain's Nudge Unit—okay,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Sasscer Hill, guest blogger at the Femmes Fatales. Okay, so I’m thrilled to have FLAMINGO ROAD coming out on April 18, especially as it’s my first novel with a “Big Five” New York publisher. But the thing about being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I love my iPhone. I've never managed to make the iPad more than an expensive toy, but I still enjoy it. But every time I contemplate switching to a Mac computer, something happens... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I'm still recovering from my trip to Hawaii. It's the six-hour time difference that does you in. I'm still not back on east coast time, though I'm not still on Hawaii time either.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales Lately I've been getting a lot of calls that start out with dead air, followed by a cheerful, friendly voice asking, “Hello? Can you hear me?” I don't hang up automatically at this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I have a draft. It has more or less the right number of words; it has a beginning, a middle, and an ending. I'd have done something by way of a celebration a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews with the Femmes Fatales. I made quota today. That means it's a good day. I could think of a lot of reasons for anger, depression, anxiety and stress, in the greater world and in my own life.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at My Weblog
by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales One of the things I’ve learned over a couple of decades of critiquing and teaching writing: how careful you need to be with the word “more.” “We need to know more about your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews for the Femmes Fatales. The nephews got a new puppy for Christmas. That's her. Absolutely adorable, isn't she? I'd tell you her name, but they're still horse-trading on that. For the time being, she goes by "No-Name."... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews at the Femmes Fatales. That's me at one year old, gracing my parents' Christmas card for the first time. I don't think they sent out any cards the year I was born, on December 13, less than... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. This is a tough time of year. A time for tough decision making. A time to separate the sheep from the goats. The winners from the also-rans. No, I'm not waxing political. Not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews at the Femmes Fatales. I haven’t been reading much fiction lately. Haven’t been able to. Happens sometimes, when the world seems dark, or when there’s darkness in my own life. I admit, I worry about this a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews at the Femmes Fatales. Yes, winter is definitely coming. If you're a Game of Thrones watcher--and I am, at least for the time being, with the caveat that the minute they kill off Tyrion Lannister I'm gone--the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews of the Femmes Fatales. I realize that I'm stepping into a potential minefield here—not only a topic on which so many people already made up their minds, but one that can sever friendships, divide families, cause flame... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews with the Femmes Fatales. Where did the summer go? It seems like just yesterday that we broke out the short sleeves and sunscreen . . . Before we say goodbye to the summer of 2016--here are a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews with the Femmes Fatales. If my dad were still around, today would be his 100th birthday. Jay Donald Andrews was born September 9, 1916 in the small Kansas town of Bloom—now a ghost town. He grew up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews with the Femmes Fatales. So I was trying to decide whether to write my blog tonight or wait till tomorrow when I realized . . . . . . I'm supposed to blog Monday. Tomorrow's not Monday.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales welcome guest blogger Judy Penz Sheluk . . . plus a Kindle copy giveaway of Skeletons in the Attic: A Marketville Mystery (#1) Recently, I spent a couple of hours with a local creative writing group. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews with the Femmes Fatales. I am not in the mood to write. I am also not in the mood to tidy my house in preparation for tomorrow's visit from my cleaners. Or to unpack from my trip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews at the Femmes Fatales. One of the dangerous things about hanging out with writers is that anything you do can and will be used against you—not in court, but fictionally, in some future book. My late father... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews for the Femmes Fatales. It’s a good thing I’d already turned in the manuscript of Die Like an Eagle last year. Because if I’d still been working on it this weekend, I’d have been tempted to steal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Donna Andrews. I’m a non pet owner by choice. I’ll skip the long explanations on why—let’s just say I’m allergic to cat fur and dog walking. But I enjoy other people’s pets, and I’ll even take care of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at My Weblog
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