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Cherish Their Childhoods

Gone in half a blink From needing nurturing To always out Rarely giving time Sequestered in their lair Like a cocooned larva * We rarely think ahead The humorous mourning Of our little ones advancement Weeping at milestones That grow … Continue reading

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Let Authors Be Merry . . . Seriously, Stop Making Us Cry

Here we are and I’ve run into a bit of a quandary.  Also, I’m not sure I spelled that work correctly.  I’ve been sitting here wondering how to tackle this topic.  I know what makes me happy outside of writing.  … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Emotions in Check When Writing

One of the things I had to learn way back in high school when I started writing was how to control my own emotions.  Not block them off completely, but temper them and access the ones I needed for certain … Continue reading

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2017 Top 5: #1- Fading Colors

The top post of 2017 originally went live on February 2. What was once vivid Has faded into the bleak Bright colors of youth Have lost their luster And continue draining As the days go by Is it the world … Continue reading

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Creating Emotions in Fiction

For many authors, one of the most important goals of writing a story is creating an emotional response in the reader.  It covers the entire range from anger to relief to happiness.  I’m sure most avid readers have had a … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Maintaining a Happy Marriage in a World of Magic & Monsters

Marriages are rare in adventure stories, but only because it’s hard to swashbuckle and disarm traps while cleaning the oven.  That and authors seem to love killing off a spouse to get the survivor riled up.  Tradition, thy name is … Continue reading

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Fading Colors

What was once vivid Has faded into the bleak Bright colors of youth Have lost their luster And continue draining As the days go by Is it the world around me Or my own eyes have glazed? Cataracts of pessimism … Continue reading

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