Category Archives: General Writing

Telling Stories

PD is a good friend of mine, and he’s a great addition to any social event. Having witnessed an amazing international adventure or two, he always has a tale to tell in his inimitable and entertaining fashion. Because he’s such … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Plot? No Problem?

Full Title: No Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel In 30 Days Author: Chris Baty Publisher: Chronicle Books ISBN-13: 978-0-8118-45052 Are you up for the challenge offered by National Novel Writing Month? Although NaNoWriMo (pronounced … Continue reading

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Writing for A Living?

As you toil away, writing whatever it is that you write, are you getting paid? If you’re not getting paid to write, but you want to get paid to write, what are you doing to get that cash for words … Continue reading

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Snoodles: Drive-By Artist

Since my grandmother’s death last month, her cat Snoodles has become part of our household, which in turn has become more of an asylum. The two previously resident cats are not keen on the new addition, and for a month … Continue reading

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Passages: Grieving Grandma

The middle of August through the middle of September has been a rough ride for me and my family. A saint and pillar of strength within our tribe was hit by an unexpected and deadly heart attack. The period immediately … Continue reading

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Refresh and Commence: Transitions

Rain, beautiful rain. I love it! It’s been a dry and hot summer for me, and I welcome the cool refreshment and purification of the rain. Will this be an early fall? I wouldn’t mind. I’m bulging from barbecue and … Continue reading

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Hecklers and Helpers: Aggravators and Motivators

How far did you get this month? Did you manage to write something every day—even if just for 10 minutes? Did you submit something? Did you write a query? What did you do this month to progress your writing career? … Continue reading

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Author’s Night at Salmon Bay

The cafeteria teemed with sixth-graders, teachers, and parents. Cameras flashed and the waves of sound spilled nervous anticipation over the crowd. The atmosphere of the inaugural Writers Celebration at Salmon Bay School reflected celebration of the annual writing achievements of … Continue reading

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Man of Mystery: George C. Chesbro

In the noblest of fashions, George C. Chesbro has continued to provide readers with extraordinary and intriguing stories, mysterious and in-depth characters, and one of the most read detective series: Mongo. Chesbro ranks with the top mystery writers of all … Continue reading

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What You Wanna Be

I must have been distracted by the music and the parade. Otherwise, how did we get to May already? Narrowing the focus of my reflection on time’s recent escape, I realize that I have to take responsibility for the choices … Continue reading

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