Once Upon a Time….

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              Never Stop Reading Fairytales! by Karen DeMers Dowdall Considering that I am really into fantasy, paranormal, fairytales, and witches, this new blog title suits me to a T…Once Upon a time…. It is far better than just my name (it is way too long). This new blog title …

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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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      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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The beautiful words, That ring so true, Bring me but dark memories, From a time and a place, Best forgotten, Yet always, just beneath, The surface of a black night, Filled with anguish and loss, Of fear, trepidation, horror, Not of this world, Not now, I pray, but then it crawled Into being, by what …

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                      (this is a previous post I did from 3 years ago) The year is 500 A.D. in the wilds of Ireland where Druid kings rule and the Gods and Goddesses speak to the high priests in each tribe throughout the land. It is a …

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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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