by Linda Rodriguez Lately, I’ve been intensely making notes for a new book in bits and pieces of time left over from other commitments. That’s a fairly common thing around here. Several times a year I follow a character into a short story or book. After the first draft is finished, I still refer to […]
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by Linda Rodriguez I receive emails all the time asking me how the emailers can get their own novels published. Usually, they know just about nothing of the business of publishing, which always surprises me. If you took a year or so to write a book that you hoped to publish and sell, wouldn’t you […]
by Linda Rodriguez I am dealing with a shattered right shoulder at the moment. It needs surgery, but because of my illnesses and the medicines I’m on, I am not a good candidate for surgery, so we’re going to see if this shattered shoulder can knit itself together. This makes it very difficult for me […]
by Linda Rodriguez It’s National Poetry Month, and I have a new book of poems out. Dark Sister is a book of the heart for me, in which I tell stories from my family and other spaces that really matter to me. Some of the poems, of course, are lyric poems, but with me, the […]
by Linda Rodriguez All my life I’ve been a voracious reader and writers have been important to me. They’ve helped me to grow and mature. They’ve broadened my mind and my outlook. They’ve inspired me to keep going when things looked grim and to aim for ever loftier goals. Sometimes when I’ve been sick or […]
by Linda Rodriguez Like most writers, periodically, I struggle with my work. Often it’s because of physical health problems. Often, it’s because of family issues. Sometimes it’s because of the world around me. Right now, that world around us all is stressful, troubling, and even frightening. In these times of difficulty, I turn to the […]
by Linda Rodriguez I had a dream for many decades, a dream that I would write novels that would be published by a major publisher to great reviews and win many honors and, most of all, find readers who loved them. And for many years I had to put that dream on hold for lack […]
by Linda Rodriguez I have kept journals for many decades. Even before my creative writing professors encouraged me to keep them, I kept writer’s journals after reading that writers I respected, such as Virginia Woolf and Madeleine L’Engle, had kept writer’s journals. I have stacks and stacks of them, and periodically I wade through years […]
by Linda Rodriguez (This blog was first posted to Writers Who Kill.) My husband is an internationally recognized scholar in his field and a research maven, so naturally he was drawn to the project of tracing my family history with a grandmother who had married and divorced thirteen times to ten different men. Most experts […]
by Linda Rodriguez My guest today is Marcie Rendon, whose debut mystery novel, Murder on the Red River, is receiving critical praise and was just translated into German. I’m particularly interested in Marcie’s work because there are so few Native writers of mysteries, and I thought our readers would be, as well, so I asked Marcie to […]