D C Hubbard
returned from her trip to the US for her California sister's memorial service. She traveled there with her New Jersey sister. She is still feeling pretty wiped out from the jet lag and the emotional side of it but, seeing that she and hubby are off to Spain on 1.2, she will have to pull her act together to reboot and be ready for departure. She hopes to catch up on some of the writing forums here, especially thinking through her writing goals for 2018. Can someone explain the difference between writing vision and goal? Is the former more general and theoretical than the latter? Jan 27th

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About Me
Here For
Writing, Critiquing, Support, Networking

Writing, history, genealogy research

Favorite Music
70s rock, Sting, Eros Ramazzotti (my Italian tutor), Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Moody Blues

Favorite Movies
Love Actually, The English Patient, Lord of the Rings, Atonement

Favorite Books
Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, The Book Thief, The Millennium Trilogy

Favorite Quotations
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." W.Churchill

General About Me
Behind the D C lurks just a common or garden Deborah Carol. She has spent all of her adult life in Germany, having fled the US in 1972 to study for an MA in Mainz. Of course, it is perhaps worthy of note to mention the five years she lived in Britain due to marrying the Englishman she met in Mainz. They returned to Germany thereafter to pursue professional and family matters. Debbie didn't find her path to writing until (unfortunately) quite late, but now it is her preoccupation. She published her first novel, The Peace Bridge, in 2012. Not only does she write in English, but she has recently been able to place short stories in German in anthologies. The second novel, a prequel to the first, has taken a back seat to an anthology with family-centered stories that she and a colleague have translated into German and edited. The search for a publisher is on, and her thoughts are returning slowly but surely to that second novel. Then there's the love affair with Italy... www.dchubbard-writes.com www.dchubbardwrites.wordpress.com

Shout Box
Oct 30th

Great to see you here, Debbie!

Oct 30th

Thanks to all of you for the welcome! As newest kid on the block, I'll try to hold up my end of the deal.

And yes, Vanessa, I have been following and enjoying your blog for a while now.

As to writing in German, I have lived here for 40 years. When I wanted to start writing, I only had one option for courses: local ones in adult education. From one of them, a lovely group of friends (all women, in the meantime age group 45 - 85!) evolved and 8 of us have been gathering about once a month for the last 13 years to share what we've written. So writing in German was called for. As in all things, practice is the key!

Oct 29th
Hi Debbie and a big welcome from me too.
Lovely to read about your German connection - my ' soon to be' son-in-law is from Berlin but is now probably more Aussie than most Australians!
I hope you really enjoy your time with WA and I look forward to reading your work.
Oct 29th

Hi and welcome from another newbie!

Oct 29th

A big welcome from me too!


Oct 29th

Welcome, Debbie - I look forward to reading your work!

Oct 29th

Welcome, Debbie. Also in awe of someone writing in a second language. I hope you find your way around the site soon.

Oct 29th

Welcome, Debbie! I think we "know" each other virtually already. I'm very impressed that you are writing fiction in German as well as English. Despite my 20 years in France, I'll never be able to do that in French. Look forward to seeing your work. Any problems, just shout.