Monthly Archives: October 2013

One thing that sets my novels apart from other romance novels in the genre is the Portuguese setting. As a native, I know the people, the places, and the language. The details make it different, and, hopefully, interesting to the readers. It’s the culture behind the story—all stories have their own culture, and it’s up […]

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  • ShelliOctober 22, 2013 - 2:54 PM

    I love flan! And I had roasted chestnuts while on my mission to France. Good post, and something to remember to include in our writing.ReplyCancel

  • LucindaOctober 22, 2013 - 4:41 PM

    Thanks, Shelli! I love roasted chestnuts. Culture is an important part of a character’s world.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca JamisonOctober 22, 2013 - 8:05 PM

    I miss the soup the most. I wish I could duplicate it. I can’t remember ever eating lupini beans. I also miss bacalhau in all its forms.ReplyCancel

    • LucindaOctober 22, 2013 - 8:26 PM

      If you can find a good chouriço, you can make the soup, Rebecca. I have a few recipes on Pinterest. Instead of ‘couve galega’, you can use kale. I made it a couple of weeks ago, and it was awesome.ReplyCancel

My muse is completely unreliable and disrespectfully inconvenient. After being absent for weeks on end, without so much a ‘by your leave‘, I might add, she finally returned last night, a little before ten o’clock. Being the inspiration-starved writer I am these days, I didn’t question her absence, nor her reappearance; indeed, I pretended it […]

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  • Brea BrownOctober 15, 2013 - 7:22 PM

    Yay! for inspiration! Have fun!ReplyCancel

Last week, I read this blog post on the Think Tank blog: It’s titled Get Out of Your comfort Zone, by Jennifer Bennett: (click on the image)   Jennifer shares a few tips on how to get out of that comfort zone. It made me think why we want to get out of the comfort […]

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  • Brea BrownOctober 2, 2013 - 4:43 PM

    Oh, man… I’m a big resident of my comfort zone. And every time I venture out of it, I’m so glad I did. But I never seem to remember that when I’m in the midst of deciding to stay or go. I like warm and cozyReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Brown BennettOctober 11, 2013 - 8:41 PM

    Thanks for the mention! I think we all get stuck in that comfortable rut. Sometimes we just need a little push to get us moving again.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren ClarkNovember 3, 2013 - 1:30 PM

    Super Advice! A reminder that we all need to take that leap of faith sometimes… and the magic can happen

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