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This year has been a scary one, for sure. I turned the Big 6-0, meaning I’m facing my eventual lack of longevity right smack in the kisser. It’s all downhill from here, right? I’ve lost good friends and relatives from … Continue reading

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This is my heart. Gray. Lifeless. Foggy. Heavy like a wet sponge. NO WONDER I CAN’T WRITE! *palm slap to the forehead* Those terrible occurrences of last year have followed me into this year. Just when I thought it couldn’t … Continue reading

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My first self-published book, Virtually Yours, is a tale of Internet relationships. The online moms’ group featured in the novel is loosely based upon an online group I’ve belonged to since the mid-90’s. We’d met each other in an AOL … Continue reading

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Once, two, maybe three years ago, I suffered from a case of Lack of Writing. I refuse to call the inability to string a series coherent sentences outlining character and plot ‘writer’s block’ – I wasn’t blocked as much as … Continue reading

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I have to admit this, but as a writer, I’ve been really bad. No, really, really bad. (Note the use of that adverb. It’s doubled, italicized, and bolded for a reason.) In fact, I’m almost a non-writer. I won’t go … Continue reading

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Funny this article came through my email blast today, regarding naming your characters. Just in time, right when I needed it. (As an aside: “Grayson?” Are you kidding me? I would have never come up with such a name. George, … Continue reading

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I come from a very large family, with lots of siblings and even more cousins. Even though my sisters and brother and I shared the same parents (and my cousins the same grandparents), our view of our collective upbringing varies … Continue reading

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