Category Archives: Writing about writing

The Myth of Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is a myth perpetuated by people who don’t really want to write. And I really don’t like when people ask me if I ever “get it,” as if it’s contagious. In some ways, I think it is. People … Continue reading

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Writing Wishes and Publication Dreams

I’ve been working on a new story – not only working – OBSESSED!  I don’t think I left the house for most of January and part of February until the first draft was done. I’m currently working through it again … Continue reading

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Girls Who Read

When I was in middle school, I worked in the school library.  Having moved from the city to the suburbs, it was a whole different experience. I didn’t even want to go to school in the city – I can’t … Continue reading

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The Art in…..

The art and photography in Here In The Silence is just beautiful and we have SunBow Productions to thank for that. From the nontraditional cover to the interior choices, they are all quite interesting and lovely. This picture leads the … Continue reading

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Free book?

    Ladies and gentlemen, My book of short stories should be out in another month – I’ll have two advance copies to give away. There will be a very easy one question contest, and then a drawing (done by … Continue reading

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The Psychology of being “Unloved”

  When I create a character, I take what I know from personal experience, what I’ve observed in other people (I am an avid people watcher), and what I’ve learned from my continued studies. With the unnamed narrator/character in West … Continue reading

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All the Beautiful People

~Fiction ~ When my sister turned 18, she took the 2500 dollars for college and remade her face to look like Elvis Presley. It wasn’t because she wasn’t beautiful. She was. It was the fad. After Elvis died, men and … Continue reading

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