Once Upon a Time….

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“Entertaining humans for cheese is a bit daft really, but cheese is cheese!” Wise words from Sam: a smart, talented, handsome, and very entertaining Collie, who, in my opinion, is the spitting image of Lassie. Author, Sally Cronin writes through the eyes of her beloved Collie, Sam. It is a poignant, funny, and oh so …

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A Summary of K.M. Weiland’s  “Write Like a Master” I posted this in 2014 and I realized it was definitely worth posting again! I keep coming back to K.M.’s 10 factors that are simple to remember and key elements in any writing, be it fiction or non-fiction. My summary of K.M. Weiland’s excellent article presented …

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THE IMITATION GAME: Learning How to Be a Copycat! In Writer’s Digest magazine this month, I was stopped in my tracks, when I saw this article by Karen Krumpak. I thought…What? But then reading on, I realized that this is what artists do all the time. The apprentice artists are required to copy their “Master’s …

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THE WITCH OF HIS DREAMS She comes to him at Midnight, The Witch of his Dreams, Her eyes a forest green, Her hair, dark and long, Her voice, a sweet magic, Calling out his name, He could not help but watch her, Dance among the flowers, Beneath a waxing moon, She whirls and cast her …

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          As writers and authors, we know or should know, the importance of creating a book cover that shines. The cover should also represent as much as possible what the novel is all about. On October 20th, 2018, I will be interviewing Judy Rumsey Bullard, a very talented Book Cover Designer, …

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              I am reblogging this from something I wrote and posted almost a year ago. It seems that springtime is the time for poetry, when love blooms in the air.  What is poetry and its place in the human psyche? Poetry and prose, I believe, magically transports the reader …

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      3 SECRETS TO GREAT STORYTELLING as presented on Writer’s Digest. I found this article by Steven James helpful in forming the structure of scenes.  (this is a re-blogging from 2014 but I thought it deserved a revival now, because it is simple, straightforward, and to the point.) As a novelist and writing …

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