A Truant Disposition

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Dream It Up: Write It Down

This very short post below is something I posted to my writer’s group (a party in Habitica). After posting it, I decided to share it here, for the writers who follow my blog and the friends and fans who have been so supportive this year. I’m not the only one who has had a rough […]

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Be A Hero

I woke up this morning, inauguration day 2017, with “It’s the End Of The World As We Know It” by REM going through my head. No kidding. My first thought was that the parenthetical part of the title (and second line of the chorus) “(And I Feel Fine)”, of course, didn’t apply, but as I […]

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Love and Respect

I am so sick of all the violence. Killing isn’t the answer to anything. Hate is never a good thing. Over the 4th of July weekend, there were terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Baghdad, & Medina. Here in the US, more young black men shot by police. Now sniper(s?) killing police. Mass shootings in the US have […]

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…don’t kill them

So much has already been written about the events in Orlando that my own thoughts will be brief. It’s almost too painful to think about. The biggest massacre ever in America. A lot of people have focused on the gun issue because as difficult (well-nigh impossible) as it is to pass legislation prohibiting gun sales […]

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Live Interview, Cover Art, and MORE!

Lots of things are happening around here! Everywhere! With pictures! And live! This is a fairly short post, but it’s one of those that’s just packed with news. If you follow me elsewhere, you may have seen or heard some of it, but I’m widely scattered these days (LOL) so hang onto your hat…here we go! If […]

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New Year, New Resources for Writers (and Everyone)

I’ve recently discovered and started to use a couple of nice online resources, which I’m pleased with. They’ll come in handy in the New Year, both for writing and for handling pesky New Year’s Resolutions. Both have organizational tools, and a creative flair to them which I like — and I think others might like […]

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I love you but you’re eating my mind

Something has got to give. I am too plugged in. Or in a phrase from a much earlier time: “the world is too much with me”. I’m having a hard time getting anything creative done. There are too many other things to do and those things keep my mind in the consuming mode rather than […]

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Insomnia for Authors

Don’t think about the book you’re writing. Don’t tell yourself that you’re just telling yourself a bedtime story. Don’t imagine extraneous scenes for characters in your book, complete with dialogue. Don’t delude yourself that you’re dreaming when your characters are doing all kinds of stupid things. You’re still writing in your head. Don’t think about […]

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Pop Quiz: The Lemonade Alternative

When life gives you lemons: a. make lemonade b. add lemons to tea because you’ll need caffeine to get through whatever it is. c. make potpouri from the lemon rinds after tea because the scent of lemons makes people feel more alert and, clearly, the caffeine isn’t enough. d. trade the lemons for limes because […]

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A little bit of enchantment

I shot this pic over the weekend and after editing it a bit I’m now using it as my phone wallpaper. When I was a kid a neighbor had a redbud in the front yard and I was absolutely enchanted by it every spring. Not only when it bloomed, but that circle of pink on […]

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