Author Archives: Pam Binder

How Historical Characters Add Layers To Your Novel.

Each book I write contains either the mention, or a cameo of a real-life historical character. I love weaving these characters into my stories, but there is always a reason for their involvement. My goal is to recreate the feeling I experienced when I read my first romance novel in fourth grade, Forever Amber.

When Plots Fail

Chocolate Sponge Candy – When Plots Fail
This picture doesn’t tell the whole story. If you look at it at the different angles, the glob of caramel and chocolate might look tasty. News flash – it’s not. The candy tastes like a cross between sticky taffy, and playdough. It is an embarrassing fact that

Chocolate and the Craft of Writing: Preparation and Planning

Whether you make dessert or write a story — preparation is critical.
The beginning of a story starts with the question; What if? For example, the idea for my series, The Matchmaker Café, came to me while my husband and I were traveling in Scotland. We were both taking pictures and I was narrowing

Where do story ideas come from?

Last week I was invited to a bookclub to discuss my book,The Inscription.  These amazing readers call themselves the Bibliobabes.  They asked me where I got the inspiration for my novel, Christmas in the Highlands.
That really was a cool story in itself.
I was cleaning out some old keepsakes I’d found that belonged to

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