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July 14th

The Uncial Letter ~ July 2018

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In which Kenneth L. Levinson talks about a white horse… There is something magical about Taos, New Mexico. The locals say you only come back if the Spirit of the Mountain beckons you. Fortunately, the spirit beckons my wife and me several times a year. Often, I have peculiar dreams. It isn’t clear whether they […]

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June 14th

The Uncial Letter – June 2018

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For Loretta Bolger Wish, Fifty Years of ‘What If’ Led to Bette Davis’ Bumpy Night Like a lot of books, my novel Bumpy Night on the Walk of Fame is the product of a “What if.” Not many writers take half a century to answer that question, but better late than never. After I read […]

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May 19th

The Uncial Letter ~ May 2018

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Linda Palmer talks about characters… A name, of course, is like a piece of clothing, isn’t it? It gives you an impression right away. James Salter Novelist and Screen Writer Without a doubt, for me the hardest part of writing fiction is coming up with names for my characters. They never pop into my head […]

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April 14th

The Uncial Letter ~ April 2018

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Inspiration comes in many guises: daydreams, something overheard, a particular scene, a memory… For Mary Patterson Thornburg, it came from wondering what happened after “The End.” ~*~ I’m by nature a slow reader. If I’m interested in a book I can’t skim, because I keep slowing down. If I’m not interested, unless somebody’s holding a […]

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February 17th

The Uncial Letter ~ February 2018

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Our guest this month is Al Haggerty, author of The Failover File, a finalist in the 2018 EPIC Awards. And following that, we’ve got a new release to tell you about, as well as what’s coming next month. Read on… Being a writer, especially a new one, is not always a lot of fun. The […]

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January 13th

The Uncial Letter – January 2018

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This month’s release is Dorm Rats (Growing Up Neighborlee, Book 2) the 7th Neighborlee, Ohio novel, so we asked the author, Michelle L. Levigne, to tell us a little bit about the series: Anybody confused? If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that I didn’t write all these books in chronological order. Of […]

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November 18th

The Uncial Letter: November 2017

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Linda Palmer says, “I Need a Hero.” When starting a new book, one of the trickiest phases is figuring out the characters. Since I write in first person from the heroine/female lead’s point of view, I usually have a handle on her from the beginning. It’s the hero/male lead who challenges me. Invariably I fall […]

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October 14th

The Uncial Letter – October 2017

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Ordinarily we don’t offer writing advice in The Uncial Letter, because most of our subscribers are readers. But we also know that a fair number of you are also aspiring authors, published authors, or folks who plan to write a novel someday. So for you, we offer:   Three Tried-and-True Tips for Writing Resonant Historical […]

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September 16th

The Uncial Letter – September 2017

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Did you read Black Beauty when you were a child? How about The Black Stallion? Or maybe you were more interested in western sagas and delighted in Zane Grey’s Wildfire. There is a time in many children’s lives when they become fascinated with horses. Huge graceful yet gentle animals, horses are somehow both real invitation […]

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July 14th

The Uncial Letter – July 2017

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There is a college in California that has a slug for a mascot. Slugs are just snails without shells. They are nothing but a single foot with a mouth. Unfortunately that mouth is filled with tiny, little teeth–up to 27,000 of them, all of which are extremely efficient at munching on tender seedlings–and bigger plants, […]

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