Category Archives: Writing

The Lady in White

The Lady in White Halloween 1992 was different.  I skipped the Haunted Hotel, Trick or Treat and the Parade. It was a chilly October night when I took a stroll downtown in Shelby. I often took walks alone, exploring and … Continue reading

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Dark And Stormy Night

A Dark And Stormy Night Memory is not reliable. It gets tangled among emotions and thoughts. Who is to say what really happened and what we felt happened. Who is to say that both are not real in some way … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Coach

A Writer’s Coach By Jack Hart Chapter 1: Method Think first—write later Talk it out Shrink you subject Write thesis Doodle Chapter 2: Process Prove it Plan it Structure it Write it Edit it Chapter 3: Structure Don’t stall on … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensuality

Sense and Sensuality                                    by Janet Fitch, April 2000 Fiction Writer MagazineAngling for Description: Use Synesthesia, which is when you use one sense to describe another. Like hearing colors. Here two exercises using the sense of taste and sense of … Continue reading

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Get Your Books On The Shelf

Get Your Books On The Shelf   If you Self-Publish or go through an Independent Publisher, you may have the challenge of trying to get your books on bookshelves. Many big chain bookstores will only order your book if they … Continue reading

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Books To Read On Writing

Books To Read On Writing Writing is hard work! Suffice to say no writer was born knowing all the ins and out of the business. While Creativity and Imagination may come naturally, the Rules of Writing do not. Writing is … Continue reading

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From Beast to Blonde

From Beast To Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers Mariana Warner, 1994 This is an entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of famous fairy tales … Continue reading

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