Category Archives: writing

TWO OLD FRIENDS

A very short story written as an assignment for Story Cartel at The Write Practice. The assignment was to write with a specific person or audience in mind.  I wrote this and shared it with my good friend of over … Continue reading

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WORD PLAY

  WORD PLAY I am posting a few exercises I did in an on-line writing class some years ago.  They are such fun to do and a great way to practice writing when the inspiration for more serious work-in-progress needs … Continue reading

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MY MUSE HAS AWAKENED ONCE AGAIN

  At last, I found a reprieve from the tyranny of Facebook and the daily horror show of the Trump administration.  In mid-October I enrolled with an online writing program, “The Write Practice”, to take their “100 Day Book Challenge” … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY MIND

  THE EMPTY MIND January 2, 2018 The empty mind floats in space passing ideas, images, reflections, insights, inspirations, hopes and dreams, fears and nightmares… A New Year opens… an empty book without story, without plot, without theme or characters… … Continue reading

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THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING

  LIVING IN INTERESTING TIMES I fear to have it too easy, so I make things harder for myself than I need to by worrying about things I have no ability to control.   But I believe that words have power … Continue reading

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AUGUST 2: LAMMAS

  A TIME OF RENEWAL AMID CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN Lammas is the festival of late summer… we have gone over the top and are on the downward path of the year.  What lies behind is now memory, what is … Continue reading

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TEMPERING MY WRETCHED ANGER WITH QUIETLY IMPASSIONED ACTION

LIVING IN TROUBLED TIMES The news cannot be ignored.  Our nation is in deep peril from within its own soul.  We seem to have become a dangerous, deranged, and damned citizenry. Even within the simple activities of daily living…  people … Continue reading

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MY DECLARATION OF FREEDOM FROM THE TYRANNY OF AUTHORSHIP

I AM GIVING MYSELF A VACATION FROM WRITING MY WELL OF INSPIRATION FOR THE ‘RAVEN SEQUEL’ HAS NEARLY RUN DRY I HAVE A MOUNTAIN OF CHARACTERS, SCENES, SETTINGS, CRISIS AND TURNING POINTS BUT I FIND NO REAL STORY… NO COMPELLING … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATING FANTASY

What is ‘Real’? What is ‘Imagined’? A friend recently told me she couldn’t read fantasy stories because they confused her sense of reality. She prefers to read books about “real life people and events”. Okay. She prefers stories that keep … Continue reading

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FIFTY-THOUSAND WORDS DONE IN 30 DAYS! I WIN!

I MADE THE CHALLENGE! But now I have run out of steam.  I put the manuscript aside on December 1 and don’t plan to pick it up again until sometime next year!   50,000 words is only about 2/3 of what … Continue reading

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