One of my Favs: Mark Nichol’s Daily Writing Tips

One of my favorite internet subscriptions is to DAILY WRITING TIPS. I signed up for the e-mail version over a year ago, and have loved it. Today’s post is a good example of why I so appreciate this daily writing lesson. Being from Indiana, where the English language seems to be, shall we say, a […]

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They say writing is a journey. And it is…on so many levels. There is the journey of telling a story from start to finish, and going from thinking you’d like to write a book to becoming a published author. There’s the journey that writing takes you on as a person, a journey to find the […]

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Just the right Word

As I sat at my computer going over a manuscript, I found myself not wanting to cut any of the words that I had so painstakingly written down earlier. The problem was, I NEEDED to cut some words. The story was dragging and the plot was about to founder, and if I didn’t cut something […]

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Saddest movie scene

For many years,the saddest movie moment I had ever seen was the end of Phantom of the Opera (starring Gerard Butler, Patrick Wilson and Emmy Rossum)when Raul floats Christine away and the Phantom is left alone. That was until I saw the last episode (#4) of North and South, the BBC production of the Elizabeth […]

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Another one bites the dust…

I was going to entitle this blog blurb “It is finished.” Not wanting to sound heretical for using scripture totally out of context, however, I thought again. What is finished? My novel. Actually, my second novel. The first one was finished a couple of years ago, but I had no idea what I was doing […]

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Essence of Angel

Since it didn’t win the contest I entered it in, I thought I’d post one of my short stories here. If you like it (or maybe don’t), please sign up to be a follower and leave a comment! P.S. Audra calls this a “creeper” story. Essence of Angel The lights went out with a sizzle […]

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I Love This Chair (but it fits me too well)

I have the greatest chair in my home office. It isn’t anything fancy, and it isn’t a well-worn family heirloom. In fact, it’s a giant folding moon chair that I just bought this week. This thing is shaped like a deep saucer (hence the name), and it’s big enough for me to pull both of […]

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My Arm Keeps Getting Lost!

As you may know from previous posts, I had surgery on my elbow last evening. (FYI – I did not have a horse accident!) Everything went medically very well (see previous post). I did have, shall I say, an interesting evening, though. Approximately an hour before the procedure, the anestho doc did the axillary block […]

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Finally, a day without snow. It has been extremely wearing to deal with so much, but after last night’s ragged post I thought I should admit that I know this, too, will pass. Hopefully sooner than later…. Besides, before spring comes, I have a lot of things to get done. There are always indoor projects […]

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Go out and complain…

Well, what do you know. It’s snowing again. It snowed most of the day. It’s snowed for most of the past week. My kids have had 5 days off and 8 delayed starts since late December. Frankly, I’ve had it up to my stocking hat with snow! Maybe you are one of those folks who […]

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