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Jan.26.2010
I posted an announcement recently about new writing contests at the 2010 San Mateo County Fair.   Please note that the literary contests at the San Mateo County Fair are open to all California residents.    There is no age restriction to enter any of the adult fine arts competitions.  However, once...
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Jan.24.2010
How many of you recall the San Francisco of yesterday and the importance of wearing gloves downtown?  For a dose of San Francisco nostalgia, please listen to my personal true story, Gloved for all Reasons.    Gloved for all Reasons relates my life-long relationship with that basic accessory.   Go...
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Jan.23.2010
Looking for a writing contest?  The annual San Mateo County Fair includes a competition for literary prizes.  In addition to the short story, poetry and essay divisions, there will be four new contests this year.  I'll be sponsoring one of these new contests:  The "Heroes Arise" Science...
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Jan.15.2010
Here's a great Martin Luther King Day story:  "Reaching for Rainbows."  "Reaching for Rainbows" is a story of a ten-year-old girl coping with homelessness, a school assignment about Martin Luther King, and the narrow line between reality and imagination.  To listen to this award...
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Jan.11.2010
In 2004, KQED-FM (NPR, San Francisco) broadcast "A Handful of Band-Aids," my perspective on the plight of homeless families in Contra Costa County, California.  I had written "A Handful of Band-Aids" in the latter part of 2003.  Now I've posted a slightly longer version of the...
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Jan.04.2010
What do I do when I crave a festive dinner but finances and dietary restrictions keep me at home?  First of all, I consult the "oracle of the refrigerator" and use my imagination. Two Happy Hearts: Savoring an Anniversary Dinner relates the true story of my 34th wedding anniversary.  My...
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Dec.26.2009
Tired of trite vampire tales?  Looking for something scary but different?       "Horror Addicts" (http://www.horroraddicts.net) will post my special twist on the vampire short story on January 14, 2010, in MP3 format.  Be sure to visit the Horror Addicts website to hear me...
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Dec.20.2009
For thirty years--during good times and bad--I've written Christmas letters that people love to read.  To learn my secrets, visit my podcast and bedroom closet at http://laurelannehill.libsyn.com.  I've now posted my third and final podcast on the subject of writing holiday letters.  In this latest...
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Dec.13.2009
Want to write a holiday letter that your friends and family will love to read?  Having trouble using a story format?  Consider using a "first, the good news" format, or maybe creating a brief and light-hearted play. This month, I'm podcasting a three-part series about writing holiday...
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Dec.12.2009
A twenty-something woman vampire (who has not yet gone through "the change") falls in love with a shape-shifting poet who works nights as a security guard.   But that vampire woman's family tries to set her up with someone else instead.  Neither guy knows about the other one.  What will...