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Journal workshopThese are ideas for those participating in Journal Workshop, Millville Library, but if you are a journal writer any place and need ideas—help yourself. These are ideas and topics I have gleaned over the years as a high school, teacher, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Millville’s Writing Community Publishes!

Celebration!   I moderate/teach a local writers’ group.   This week we celebrated two members publishing—one published two short stories in two different anthologies and one self-published her novel. Another member completed her manuscript and a third is having a photography exhibit. … Continue reading

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Women’s Fiction is……

JUST WHAT IS WOMEN’S FICTION? “The” exclusive, all-encompassing classification of Women’s Fiction has been debated, discussed and defined in a variety of blogs, book clubs, writing classes and writers’ groups.(Once you get started with alliteration, it just flows; I was … Continue reading

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Gardening and Writing

“The fair weather gardener, who shall do nothing except when the wind and weather are favorable, will never master his craft.” Gardening takes persistent and patience and a willingness to get your hands and fingers dirty as you dig in … Continue reading

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Writer’s Toolbox-Experience

“A writer needs three things: experiences, observation and imagination, any two of which, at times, any one of which, can supply the lack of others.” William Faulkner Which one of these is your strength?  What is your weakest? EXPERIENCE   … Continue reading

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If you are lucky enough to have a bookstore..

“A room without a book is like a body without a soul.”  Cicero My children swear I can “sniff out a bookstore with a 50 mile radius.”  Perusing libraries, bookstores, or the bookshelves in another person’s home are favorite pastime. … Continue reading

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Talk, talk talk. Sharing Your Writing Passion

Book clubs are numerous and varied as any community and in the last ten years have become a popular gathering for women and men. I belong to one group of twelve women and my husband and I belong to a … Continue reading

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Weed that Garden

  At my house, we are in “deep winter.” Cold winds thrash the trees; bleak, grey skies hover close. The snowstorm has passed leaving behind grey choppy mounds of snow.“if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”  (Shelley) comes to … Continue reading

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