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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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Eddy Lives

  Eddy, my new short fiction, is an imaginative fictional account of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1848 near-fatal laudanum overdose is available on Amazon.   My first reading and signing takes place this Saturday in Santa Clarita at 12:30.   I’d … Continue reading

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Eddy – Win a Copy

Eddy, my new novella, will be out next month. I’ve been invited to read and speak at the Poe Museum’s Birthday celebration upon its release. However, you can win a free copy before it’s released! This is a fictional account … Continue reading

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Not Writing is Not an Option: Rethinking Writer’s Block

I’ve been under the impression that writer’s block was actually procrastination; however, someone wrote recently “whoever doesn’t believe in writer’s block has never experienced the sheer frustration it can cause.” This, and the comments that followed, made me reconsider my … Continue reading

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Best advice for new writers?

READ! Seems pretty commonsense, right?  I don’t understand when students or writers say they don’t read. I think it’s common knowledge that reading helps you gain knowledge. Some of the most intelligent and sensitive people I know are not (or … Continue reading

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A True Halloween Creeper Story

There was a challenge today in one of the writing groups to write 1000 word flash fiction Halloween story. This is a true story. It happened a few years ago. (It was written in an hour – so it’s not … Continue reading

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October

Is one of my favorite months! We have Halloween. Libras. And, this year, the 168th anniversary of Poe’s death. This is not necessarily a good reason to like October, but it is part of what makes October so memorable. So… … Continue reading

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