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Fiction Jail: Update

Well, I’m almost out of “Fiction Jail” (or more precisely, “Camp NaNoWriMo”) and here is the promised update on my project. Have I achieved my goal of drafting all the remaining pivotal scenes? No. Have I written more than I could … Continue reading

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“Fiction Jail”

Last time, I talked about the dogwoods inspiring my current fiction series. Well… I need to let you know that I’m going to spend April in jail. But not that kind of jail. No, really… that was research. A tour, … Continue reading

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The Accidental Poet

One Saturday a month, I have the privilege of moderating a critique session with a small-but-tasteful group of writers. I don’t think any of us would object to being called “nerds.” We take our work seriously, and when we are … Continue reading

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The Myth of Scheduled Office Hours at Home

Last Monday I told Brent, “I’ve got my Aquatics class at the gym tomorrow morning. Then I’m going to spend the rest of the day writing.” “Okay, but also call the dentist about that swelling,” he advised. I rubbed my … Continue reading

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Draft. Wait. Revise. Repeat.

When I’m not bicycling, dealing with paperwork or thinking up ways to spoil our grandchildren, I’ve got a fiction series in the works. I owe you an update, which I promised some time ago. So I finished drafting Book 1, … Continue reading

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The Gift

If friendship is a gift, then my writing buddy, Kelsey Gillespy, is a gift that keeps on giving. She and I have worked together for just over a year now. We meet most every week, critiquing each other’s stories and … Continue reading

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Field Trip!

Well, I’m happy to report that some good came of those dreadful early-March “snow days” of cabin fever and peach-tree panic. Trapped in the house with nothing to do except either polish the silver[plated] salad tongs and candlesticks, or stop … Continue reading

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