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Apr.26.2010
Which way do you turn your bed pillows when you make your bed?  Do the pillowcase openings face inward toward the middle of the bed?  Outward toward the room?  To the left?  Or is placement totally random?  Might pillowcase placement contribute to a writer's inspiration? To hear my light-hearted ...
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Apr.18.2010
Important news!  Bardi Rosman Koodrin (San Mateo County Fair Literary Director) just informed me that the writing contests (except for the NDNU scholarship contest) are open to writers inside AND outside of California.   A miscommunication occurred between the organizers.  Use the following link to...
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Apr.18.2010
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First of all, I want to extend a great big super thank-you to Nancy Holzner, Barbara Friend Ish and Allen Wold for the insight and expertise they provided during my writing workshop at RavenCon.  Nancy posted a nice summary of my workshop on her blog:  http://nancyholzner.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/...
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Mar.31.2010
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WOW!  It's almost time for WonderCon 2010, at Moscone Center South in San Francisco.  I'm looking forward to spending Friday and Saturday in Artists' Alley, official location spot AA017.  I hope to meet many of you.  Please drop by and say hello.  Let me tell you about Gundack, my wonderful four-...
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Mar.31.2010
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Are you having difficulty accessing contest information via the San Mateo County Fair website?  Try using the following link to reach the San Mateo County Fair writing contest guidelines:   https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2010/2010_premium/52-64 FINE ARTS 2010 NEW LAYOUT.pdf  Use the...
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Mar.28.2010
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Breathing Life into Your Writing  (April 11, 10am - Noon, RavenCon) A Workshop Presented by Laurel Anne Hill, with the assistance of Nancy Holzner, Barbara Friend Ish & Allen Wold   A. Make Characters Come Alive on the Page: Stay Close to Point-of-View Characters 1. Create authentic and...
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Mar.28.2010
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I be needin' to share the cover of "Rum and Runestones," an anthology o' piracy and magic (Dragon Moon Press, 2010).  The editor, a clever lass, be Valerie Griswold-Ford.  For those of ye who know not, the tales in this anthology be: "Steer a Pale Course" by Gail Martin"...
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Mar.22.2010
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Laurel Anne Hill's Schedule for RavenCon 2010 at the Holiday Inn Koger Center in Richmond, VA, April 9-11, is as follows: Friday, April 9 4 pm, Room E, Kill Them All-And Let the Reader Sort Them Out  How does one resolve the issues of the not so happy ending? Many times the kill them all kind of...
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Mar.17.2010
My niece, Anne Hill (Author of "What To Do When Dreams Go Bad"), sent me the following notice today.  If you are interested in dreams, read on! Thank you, Laurel Anne Hill, Author of "Heroes Arise," http://www.laurelannehill.com  ***** Creating a Dreaming Culture, Thurs. March...
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Mar.15.2010
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In 2002, my husband and I spent the month of November in Paris.  Our dream vacation.  I was still recovering from a severe illness when I attended worship services at St. Sulpice, a church nearby our rented apartment.  I experienced more than I had anticipated that Sunday morning, and "...
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Mar.09.2010
Rum and Runestones, RavenCon, and Breathing New Life into your Writing:  Ahoy me hearties.  It be me pleasure to announce the launch of "Rum and Runestones: Magical Tales of Piracy" (Dragon Moon Press, 2010).  The tales in this anthology be: "Steer a Pale Course" by Gail Martin...
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Mar.03.2010
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My grandmother opened the door of her two-room, Castro Street apartment.  We hugged each other in the entryway and exchanged the usual greetings.  Her jersey dress felt smooth against my arms.  I stepped inside her fragrant kitchen.  A concerned expression swept across her lined face.  She pointed...
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Mar.02.2010
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I've done it, finally.  I've recorded Chapter One of my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise" (KOMENAR Publishing, 2007).  "Heroes Arise" is set in an alternate world, a world with careful customs of vengeance.  The story is about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching...
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Feb.19.2010
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Whoo-hoo!  I'm signed up for Run-A-Steam-Locomotive, sponsored by the Golden Gate Railroad Museum.  And my husband, David, will join me in the engine cab of No. 2472 along the Niles Canyon Railway track.  I have three weeks to lose five pounds so I can fit into my old blue-and-white striped...
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Feb.15.2010
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I just returned from Radcon, an annual science fiction/fantasy convention.  Alaska Airlines lost my luggage on the return trip, but my spirits remained bright as high noon on a sunny day.  You see, part of my Radcon adventure included a trip to Southridge High School and the opportunity to talk to...
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