Author Archives: Noreen Lace

About Noreen Lace

Originally from the Midwest, Noreen Lace received an MFA from California State University where she now teaches. She believes in the beauty of language to express the darkness in life. She is the author of two novellas, West End and Life of Clouds, as well as a book of short stories. Here in the Silence. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in national as well as international journals, including The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, The Oleander Review, Vine Leaves Press (Australia), Silver Stream Journal (Ireland), Pilcrow and Dagger, Fishfood, and others. "Memorial Day Death Watch," a memoir of her father's passing, placed as a finalist in Writer Advice, while her poem, "All at Once," was published as a finalist in Medusa's Laugh Contest issue. More work is always in progress.

Friday Feature: Submissions

This week for the friday feature, I thought I’d offer tips on Submitting. Last year, I had 17 or 18 publications. This year so far, I’ve had maybe 9 or 10 acceptances. I must be doing something right.  I think … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: Experience Vs. Research

Someone asked me if I write what I know. For many, that would be limiting. We write what we know in some intuitive way, like people, emotions, relationships, and some places. But that’s not all we write. Nothing adds to … Continue reading

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Food Crimes: Inside Nutella

Did you know a woman sued Nutella and WON?  She claimed Nutella falsely advertised the product as a healthy choice. She fed it to her child, believing in its healthy benefits. I’m not fan of nutella or their advertising. I’ve … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Building a Community of Writers – Rebecca Clark

Hi, All.  Today, I asked Rebecca Clark to tell us about The Writer’s Point. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   My name is Rebecca Clark. I am the founder of The Write Point, a free social networking community for writers, editors, publishers, beta readers, … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday – The Mystery of Flow

Ideas come easily to some writers, not so smoothly to others. There’s a little door to our writing mind which must always remain open and then things will flow in and out. it’s a frame of mind, to be open … Continue reading

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Food Crimes: A Lover’s Revenge

Many years ago, in a suburb north of Los Angeles, Eat My Cupcake was in danger of becoming another victim of the gluten-free, sugar substituted society when Zin stepped in. People wanted choices, she said. Eat my Cupcake changed to … Continue reading

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Friday Feature – Fantasy for Mental Health by Lara Lee

  Today, I’ve asked Lara Lee, fantasy author to write something for us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In brainstorming ideas for one of my novels, I decided to research the question: Can a person be immune to brainwashing? We have all seen on … Continue reading

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