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About jeanetteraleigh

Jeanette Raleigh is an artist and author who has spent most of her life at some creative pursuit. Whether painting a castle or writing a novel, Jeanette enjoys the playful aspects of creation and strives to make worlds where others feel at home. You can find her works of art and information about her fiction at www.jeanetteraleigh.com.

Organization

I’ve spent the last hour cleaning my home desk.  My main problem is a pile of paper scraps with random notes.  I have a scrap with the name of a book someone recommended to me, two passwords,  fonts I’ve used … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight

I live half a world away from Britain and never imagined that I would finally get to eat Turkish Delight.  Decades after reading The Chronicles of Narnia, I had a vivid imagination of what Turkish delight would be. What did … Continue reading

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Writing an Epic Fantasy

For three years I’ve had an enormous idea in my head.  Those writers out there probably know the kind I’m talking about.  It’s a huge plot that seems beyond my capacity to do well.  I want to give it justice. … Continue reading

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Motivation

I haven’t written in over a week.  Something happened and whoosh, the energy just drained out of my projects.  So what could a writer who has no motivation possibly say about motivation? Over the course of the last few months … Continue reading

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How to lose your audience in 3…2…1

The first rule of writing is easy.  Don’t bore your readers.  If a writer is tortured trying to think of the proper words when writing, the reader probably is, too.  Most writers learn that immediately upon entering into serious authorship. … Continue reading

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Legislating Morality & the Movie Belle

I’m about to write a political blog. I just finished watching the movie Belle and the percolation of a few years of thinking about legislating morality and why I found the term troublesome rose to the surface.  After watching Belle, … Continue reading

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Planning the Next Book

I had it all figured out.  I was just putting the finishing touches on Book 3 of a middle-grade fantasy that I write under a pen name and after that I was going to write the sequel to Fate’s Dark … Continue reading

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