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The Harry Potter Phenomenon

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 29, 2007 05:31

Newspaper journalists and radio hosts often ask me what I think of the Harry Potter sensation.  Many published authors, it seems, are resentful of the attention and the money that goes that way instead of into “literary” works.  My response is: kudos to J.K. Rowling!

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Just Do It!

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 29, 2007 05:41

No, I’m not plugging Nike here.  In a recent radio interview I was asked what advice I give to aspiring authors.  One word: “Perseverance.”  If you desire to publish someday, get your ideas or stories out there, then just stick to it, write, get those words down, and don’t let anything, or anyone, stand in your way.

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Are Movies Re-Writing History?

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 29, 2007 05:42

Inaccuracy in history-oriented films are the bane of my existence for two reasons: 1) the audience takes what it sees on the silver screen as gospel; 2) in writing my historical novels, I am fanatical about being accurate as I feel I have a duty to the reader.

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Christmas in September !!

by Barbara Wood last modified Mar 27, 2008 06:46

(image of Barbara on sofa)

As I write this, we are experiencing record high temperatures in my Southern California neck of the woods!  I have a coffee cup image on my website, homage to my love of (and need for) coffee.  But today, iced coffee (heavy on the ice) is what I am currently sipping!  So why do I feel like a kid on Christmas morning ready to dive into so many goodies? My gifts on this sweltering 100+ degree day come in the form of  a new website, a new book, my Barbara Wood Collection and my first ever blog!

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