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Emerald Musings

You’ll find our thoughts on books, reading, writing in general, and the art and business of freelancing and what we do. We often feature book reviews, interviews, opinions on trends in the industry, and our feelings about the latest and greatest to be seen around the marketplace. If you’re wondering how the business and art of writing and design is changing, take a look here. You’ll never know what you’ll find. 

Keeping a Character Growing in a Series

That first novel a writer pens may or may not be intended for a series. It’s the dream story the author has pondered for a long time and spent many a fretful night morphing into words. C. Hope Clark, author of Dying on Edisto Like with any good tale,

C. Hope Clark
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C. Hope Clark was born and reared in the South, from Mississippi to South Carolina with a few stints in Alabama and Georgia. The granddaughter of a Mississippi cotton farmer, Hope holds a B.S. in Agriculture with honors from Clemson University and 25 years’ experience with the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

She is the author of two mystery series, including the Carolina Slade Mysteries, and the Edisto Island Mysteries.

She also currently manages, a weekly newsletter service she founded that reaches 40,000+ writers  to include university professors, professional journalists and published mystery authors. Writer’s Digest has recognized the site in its annual 101 Best Web Sites for Writers for fourteen years.


Changes and Transformations

Why hello! It’s certainly been a while, hasn’t it? Please, pull up a chair and let me pour you a cup of tea. I must apologize for the lack of posts lately, but in truth there are a few good reasons for it. Simply put, we’ve been working