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Goodbye Roses Hello Fall Leaves

The party’s over….(This is a very old song. Couples usually shuffled together on a dance floor at the end of a party—I chaperoned many proms.)   Summer is slowly fading into falling leaves, endless acorns and cooler weather. As I have … 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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A Writer’s Vacation-Maine observations

A writer’s vacation – Maine observations and story ideas Practice what you preach… In Writer’s Vacation blog (08/04), I stressed a vacation is an opportunity to store images, ideas and human behaviors to use in current or future stories.   Here … 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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Water, water everywhere–I hope!

WATER Currently, I am reading Blue Mind: The Science That Shows how Being Near In On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier More Connected and Better At What You Do. Certainly, the subtitle alone would catch my attention. … Continue reading

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I AM A GARDENER–and a writer

I love digging and playing in the dirt. It has always been a way to relax and has provided me with time to mull over my story conflicts and character development.My love for gardening was planted by my father. As … Continue reading

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Writers Toolbox: Taste

“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 OBSERVATION: TASTE    Using taste as a descriptor can be challenging. If your … Continue reading

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Writer’s Toolbox: Observation: SOUND

OBSERVATION “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 Life is the artist’s palette. Everything is material for a writer. Use … Continue reading

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Writing rituals

Writers have rituals of creating the right frame of mind before putting any words on a page. Writers are known for their craziness. To prove that point, a few examples:  Jack Kerouac touched the ground nine times before writing. Steinbeck … Continue reading

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