#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for November, 2009

Veterans and Active Duty Personnel:

THANK YOU.

Thank you for sacrificing so much to preserve the freedom we cherish. Your courage, persistence, dedication, honor and constant heroism, be you male or female, are an inspiration to all of us.

I won’t pretend it doesn’t break my heart to see you in airports and other places of transit, dressed in your desert fatigues, saying good-bye to husbands and wives, tiny babies and small children and tearful elders trying hard to be half as brave as you are.

Like Bob Hope, I dream of a world where you can stay right here at home, with us, always.

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975 Faces to Go

I’ve set a goal to draw 1000 faces, as many of you know, and I try to draw at least one every day. Some are better than others, of course, but my rule is: No tearing them out of the sketchbook.

I want to be able to look back over my work someday, around face 1002, and chart my progress. I’m learning structure now, to create contour with shading. It’s HARD.

You might be wondering what all this art talk has to do with writing books, which is my day job and my passion, and that’s reasonable. Art trains anyone,

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Though the term “stick ’em up” is widely used in Western films, it wasn’t actually coined until the 1930’s.

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