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Pat Bertram
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Author of Light Bringer, Daughter Am I, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Grief: The Great Yearning
Author of Light Bringer, Daughter Am I, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Grief: The Great Yearning

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Two-and-a-half years ago, when one of the women in my dance class found out I am an author, she suggested that I write a book about our class, and even volunteered to be the victim. I thought about it for more than a year, planning the story and trying to…

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Yesterday and the day before, I did errands and chores so that I would have three danceless and carefree days for a writer’s retreat. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the mental discipline to work so continuously on a novel. Now that I’m in the swing…

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I created this blog exactly nine years ago today, back when I hadn’t yet become a published author, back when I didn’t even know what a blog was. I’d read how important blogging was for authors, both as a way of getting known and as a way of connecting…

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When I started writing novels, I wrote longhand because I didn’t have a typewriter or a computer. After I got a computer, I continued writing longhand. I believed that I had a better finger/mind connection writing by hand than I did typing and, in fact,…

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Originally posted on Malcolm's Round Table: “I’d like to invite you to join me for two days of pure positivity. Forty-eight little hours of looking for and at only the good stuff. Of ignoring what isn’t beautiful. I’m not asking you to give up misery…

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I am still writing!!! I have always been a slow writer, but my current work is just flying along. It helps that I know the characters. The main character is me so there is no reason to create artificial conflicts, weakness, or strengths. They are all…

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I have been enjoying being a character in my book, enjoying even more finding inspiration in the small matters of my life. For example, yesterday I wrote in a blog post: I tend to believe my memory. Whenever I have gotten into a he said/she said or she…

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Everyone who knows anything about writing or reading novels knows that you have to start with a flawed character. Well, everyone but me. I don’t believe in flawed characters, just characters that come alive. Tell me honestly, except for a few physical…

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I am creating another writer’s retreat for myself this weekend, but to tell the truth, right now my whole life feels like a writer’s retreat. I continue to feel conflict free, partly because I have put off worrying about the future and what is to become…
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