Category Archives: writers write

Epilog – Writers of the Future

The pictures are still coming; I thought I’d share some of my favorites, along with some final thoughts about the experience. ‘Amazing’ hardly captures it, but it probably comes closest to summarizing the week. We arrived as a nervous and … Continue reading

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Expectations

I’m coming up on a couple of major milestones in my life. Six years ago this week, I made a commitment to myself to focus all my efforts on becoming a professional writer. In less than two weeks, I’m going … Continue reading

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Get Your Gumbo On, Fat Tuesday is Coming…

  It happens every February: there’s a respite in the weather, the sun comes out, and (like today) the temps climb into the 60s. The crocus and daffodils start blooming, and the pussywillows start appearing. Is it heaven? Nope, it’s … Continue reading

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Reboot

I’m baaack (well, getting there). Been down and out for a while. Two weeks ago one of my sisters came for a visit, and the day after she left I got blindsided by a nasty case of bronchitis. I don’t … Continue reading

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Holy Fractured Fiction! It’s Mercury Retrograde!

For most of this month (if you believe the universe exerts influences in our daily lives), the planet Mercury is in retrograde, a term that astrologists use to define a period where a planet appears to move backwards across the … Continue reading

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Writing: It’s a Good Gig

I’m not pointing a finger; I’ve done my own share of whining as well. And while I’ve said that writing is the best job I’ve ever had, like any occupation, it isn’t always fun and games. It’s a gig like … Continue reading

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Blackberry Weather

The blackberries are ripening here in Oregon. Thanks to the vacant house behind me, I’ve got monstrous vines hanging over into my yard, but I’m not complaining. I’m lovin’ it. Even the dogs patrol the ground beneath the vines several … Continue reading

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