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Linda Hall’s short story blog series

Check out the latest post in Linda Hall’s short story blog series: http://lrhallbooks.blogspot.ca/2014/07/welcome-to-summer-saturday-short-story.html. I’ll be featured on July 26.

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Three Women Bound by Murder, part 3: Anna Grabau

 

96 Hendrickson Ave., Rockville Centre, Hempstead, New York

96 Hendrickson Ave., Rockville Centre, Hempstead, New York

I wrote in my last post about the murder of Louise “Lulu” Bailey, a case made more sensational in the newspapers of the day by the fact she was killed in her doctor’s office. Today, before I get to the accused murderer, I’m writing about an incidental character who I think still deserves our attention. Read more >>

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Three Women Bound by Murder, part 2: Lulu Bailey

 

Mrs. Louise "Lulu" Duryea Bailey

Mrs. Louise “Lulu” Duryea Bailey

The crash of a breaking window interrupted the parting conversation between the physician, Edwin Carman, and his patient, Mrs. Louise Bailey. Dr. Carman whirled and saw a gun, held in a hand thrust through the broken window. Read more >>

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Three Women Bound by Murder, part 1

On the evening of June 30, 1914, Mrs. Louise “Lulu” Bailey was shot dead while speaking with her physician, Dr. Edwin Carman, in his home office on West Merrick Road in Freeport, Long Island, New York. Read more >>

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A “Frail Little Woman” Who Tamed a Town, part 2

Who was Fern Hobbs?

As we found out last week, she was Governor Oswald Hobbs’ personal secretary. Her position was unusual enough that an article appeared in The Indianapolis News when she was promoted from chief clerk to private secretary in March 1913. The brief article mentions she was the “first woman to occupy such a position in Oregon,” and her salary would be $3,000 a year. Read more >>

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A “Frail Little Woman” Who Tamed a Town, part 1

 

Miss Fern Hobbs, 1914

Miss Fern Hobbs, 1914

The newspapers of Oregon in January 1914 were full of excitement over the exploits of one “little woman.” Read more >>

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Spring Fashions 100 Years Ago

 

Spring 1914 fashions, as shown in an ad in the Atlanta Constitution, 11 Jan 1914

Spring 1914 fashions, as shown in an ad in the Atlanta Constitution, 11 Jan 1914

Are you ready for Spring? Here in Alabama we gave Spring a miss and went straight into Summer, after a brief nod around Easter. Spring is always a time for a fresh new outlook on clothing styles. A hundred years ago, women were just as interested as many of us are today in what the styles will be.

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S is for Scapple – Blogging A to Z Challenge 2014

 

Example of plot arcs using Scapple

Example of plot arcs using Scapple

I love Scrivener. It’s the software program that allows me to write my novel and keep it structured. It includes virtual index cards, allows for multiple documents, helps make sure you don’t lose any versions, keep up with research, and generally “create order from chaos,” as their marketing information states.

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M is for Marketing – Blogging A to Z Challenge 2014

8559631224_24d1c4075a_cI hope every independent author knows by now that the job’s not finished just because you click that Publish button. Marketing is essential if you want to be a successful indie author. Here are a few of my favorite marketing tips:

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J is for Jewels – Blogging A to Z Challenge 2014

 

Early morning on the lazy river (Photo credit: Lars Plougmann)

Early morning on the lazy river (Photo credit: Lars Plougmann)

“There are two typos of people in this world: those who can edit, and those who can’t.” – Jarod Kintz

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