Category Archives: Scoop

In my role as Senior Editor with Inkwell Newswatch, I wrote the monthly editorial column INside Scoop. This category holds the content of the editorials without reference to the articles of each edition of the ‘zine to avoid confusion and dead links.

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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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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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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Writing Rollercoaster

There are times when even well thought out plans are quietly put to rest and, with seemingly little effort but great apprehension, Plan B is pulled from the shelf and implemented. This is one of those rare occasions when Inkwell … Continue reading

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The Discipline Factor: Habit of Success

Yes, that’s what it’s all about, folks. Discipline. Okay, there’s more to it than simply that; but discipline does account for the majority weight in whether you succeed or fail as a writer. So how disciplined are you? Part of … Continue reading

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Depth and Details: A Good Read

Lightning and thunder; pouring rain; screaming wind scraping sharp ice claws across your throat as you try to breathe; blinding sunshine and bursting bulbs; squawking birds and children’s laughter at the sea side. Like the extremes of the seasons, emotion … Continue reading

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