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brenda-webster's picture
May.01.2009
Five days ago I was startled by a bird flying full bore into my picture window. I rushed over to see if he was alright. He was. A beautiful robin with an intent look. I talked to him through the glass, hoping he'd realize that it wasn't an opening. A few minutes later I heard a sharp tap tap tap....
patricia-snodgrass's picture
Apr.22.2009
As you’ve probably noticed, I tend to blog during the latter half of the week. I try to keep my blogging consistent, usually from Thursday to Saturday, depending on whether the weather is cooperative.  The rest of the week is dedicated to working on current compositions.  Last week the weather was...
sandy-o-nathan's picture
Apr.17.2009
Amore et Psyche––Desire and the soul. Today, we'll talk about psyche, the soul. Personality type may seem an abstract and unnecessary thing for writers to be concerned about. Shouldn’t we be polishing our prose with our writing groups and editors, instead of worrying about our...
patricia-snodgrass's picture
Apr.16.2009
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patricia-snodgrass's picture
Apr.16.2009
It's happened to all of us at one time or another. The jock who stuffs the nerdy freshmen in the locker, the cheerleaders who tease the less beautiful girls. And when you get out of high school you think that it's all over because we've all (in theory at least) have grown up some and are too mature...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Apr.15.2009
I’m starting a new feature on my blog today—a series of interviews with authors about what it’s like to be a writer. I’ll be asking them the questions readers often ask me, and I’m intrigued to know how they’ll answer them. Be sure to follow this blog so you’ll see what these fascinating writers...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Apr.14.2009
Do you have a favorite author? And if you do, have you noticed how often the same themes emerge in his or her work? Oh, the stories might be very different from one another, but if you stop to think about them, you'll most likely see similarities at the core of each one of them. In my case, I often...
talia-carner's picture
Apr.13.2009
Here are some of my favorite quotes. What's yours? * Truman Capote was known for embellishing his experiences. When questioned, Capote responded, ‘Well, if it wasn’t true, that’s the way it should have been.’ * Tom Clancy: The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense...
patricia-snodgrass's picture
Apr.10.2009
            It’s not like this hasn’t occurred to me before. Last year for example, when hurricane Ike literally blew over the house, knocking down trees, ripping off roofs and affecting power grids in our area (ours wasn’t affected; JW and I sat in the living room the entire time playing dominoes...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Apr.08.2009
When it comes to writing and getting published, patience is indeed a virtue. I know I may make some people angry by writing about this. If you're one of them (or even if you're not!) feel free to jump in with your own thoughts. I'll listen. But my hope in writing about this topic is not to annoy...