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Sandra Gulland
Works at writing historical fiction. Internationally-published (The Josephine B. Trilogy, Mistress of the Sun), blogger (http://bit.ly/TheWritingLife), Netnerd and all-round compulsive historical researcher, currently working to finish The Next Novel.
Attended San Francisco State University
Lived in Berkeley, California
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Some book clubs enjoy book-themed dinners, but members of this book club arrived historically dressed! 
Some book clubs have book-themed dinners, but imaging a club whose members historically dressed for a discussion of a historical novel. Then: imagine that they are discussing your book. And now imagine that they are discussing your book in a bookstore. …
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Fiverr is a web site where people offer to do something for $5 — design a logo, perk up a Facebook page, write a song. You name it. I went on Fiverr looking for someone who could photo manipulate an image I use on this website. I didn’t find anyone for…
Fiverr.com is a website where people offer to do something for $5 — design a logo, perk up a Facebook page, write a song. You name it. It's fun.
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For the writers in my circles ... 
Film-maker Andrew Stanton's TED talk, "The Clues to a Great Story," offers great advice to writers. What is the greatest story commandment? "Make me care."
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I very much enjoyed film-maker Andrew Stanton‘s TED talk, “The Clues to a Great Story.” https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story.html [blackquote] Storytelling is joke telling. It’s knowing your punch line, your ending.…
Film-maker Andrew Stanton's TED talk, "The Clues to a Great Story," offers great advice to writers. What is the greatest story commandment? "Make me care."
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My story is missing something, but what? A novel is a complex creature. At some point in the writing process, I find I must closely re-examine the plot in order determine what the story needs. Editor Shawn Coyne’s The Story Grid method offers…
At some point in the writing process, I need to examine what a story needs in order to know how to revise. The Story Grid method offers good tools.
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What would your book club do if you were reading The Shadow Queen? 
Some book clubs have book-themed dinners, but imaging a club whose members historically dressed for a discussion of a historical novel. Then: imagine that they are discussing your book. And now imagine that they are discussing your book in a bookstore. …
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I go to fiverr.com sometimes when I have a small job to be done. This time I got distracted by fun projects. Just imagine what one could do! 
Fiverr.com is a website where people offer to do something for $5 — design a logo, perk up a Facebook page, write a song. You name it. It's fun.
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The clues to a great story ... 
Film-maker Andrew Stanton's TED talk, "The Clues to a Great Story," offers great advice to writers. What is the greatest story commandment? "Make me care."
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Excellent tools to help figure out what a story needs ... 
At some point in the writing process, I need to examine what a story needs in order to know how to revise. The Story Grid method offers good tools.
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  • writing historical fiction. Internationally-published (The Josephine B. Trilogy, Mistress of the Sun), blogger (http://bit.ly/TheWritingLife), Netnerd and all-round compulsive historical researcher, currently working to finish The Next Novel.
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Berkeley, California - San Francisco, California - Belmont, California - Chicago - Miami - Nain, Labrador, Canada - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Killaloe Station, Ontario, Canada - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - Rio de Janero, Brasil
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Internationally-published novelist, blogger, Netnerd, compulsive researcher...
Introduction
I'm the author of four novels

The first three, The Josephine B. Trilogy, are internationally best-selling novels about Josephine Bonaparte, now published in 17 countries (last time I checked). Over a million copies sold, the Trilogy goes through entire families like a flu. 

My most recent novel, Mistress of the Sun, was deemed “dangerously seductive"—a review quote I love. It too made bestseller lists and is presently published in 9 countries. 

Fascinated by the junction of historical fact and fiction, I am writing another novel set in 17th century France, this one about the cut-throat theatre wars of the period—Corneille! Racine! Molière! (Yes: I'm overwhelmed with research.) Naturally this novel also involves yet another of the Sun King's lovers as well as a witch.

Something of a Net junkie, I blog, tweet, tumblr and now, Google Plus. 

For more on all of the above, see my website.
Bragging rights
Mistress of the Sun: published in 10 languages; The Josephine B. Trilogy: published in 15.
Education
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Roosevelt University
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