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West End – the opening chapter

Hi, All.  I was feeling West End today. I wanted to share a little portion, but couldn’t decide, so I give you all the opening selection for West End.  Enjoy. BEFORE MY MOTHER drank herself to death, I knew her … Continue reading

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Coffee and your Character – Writer Wednesday

I’ve been thinking of coffee shops. And it’s not only because I’m a caffeine addict. Coffee and coffee shops are a part of our everyday lives and, therefore, our characters’ lives. What type of coffee shop and what they order … Continue reading

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What’s New With You?

I’ve been remiss in my posting – which is a social media no-no.  Can I tell you a secret? I’m really just an introverted writer and I really want to do is:   Write!     I had a fantastic … Continue reading

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Existential Crisis or not?

After the farmer’s market, some mornings, I drive around, usually down Ventura Blvd. It’s been conducive to considering life, writing. I find that I usually stop somewhere for a coffee and write. Even though I’m widely published in literary journals … Continue reading

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Death Watch

Do you know how everyone loses their minds when a parent passes away? My father experienced a slow decline; soon after Memorial Day two years ago, he passed. My father was a big man, over six foot tall, strong and … Continue reading

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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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It doesn’t matter…..

I loved The Munsters when I was a child. When asked to write an “artist’s statement” in graduate school – I actually said I wanted to be kicking around in the leaf-blown yard of Munster-like house. I came across this … Continue reading

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