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Writer’s Desk, 5/29/18

Out the window: Low, dense clouds that sometimes spit sprinkles of rain. The forecast calls for storms later this afternoon, and as it’s getting darker, it looks like the forecast may be right. Oops. There it is–heavy rain, hitting the metal … Continue reading

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Writers Desk 5/18/17

Hey! Lookit here–something new? Oh, what? No, it’s an old feature resurrected. Like a zombie, but with words. Out the window: Heat and humidity have draped the sky in a colorless high overcast. Breezes gust occasionally, drying out the plants even … Continue reading

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Writer’s Desk, 4/15

What’s happening at my computer desk? Glad you asked: Out the window: Gray skies, gusting winds, rain and scudding clouds. Falling temperatures. A good day to stay inside. And write about stuff going on in a warm place. On the desktop: Hold … Continue reading

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All Excited About Worldbuilding Research

Yep, it’s true. Like so many other writers, I love me some good research. I did some yesterday on technology and such, and came away with some amazing bits of knowledge that I just have to share: The word “Scientist” … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.  –Lord Byron A Month of Letters has begun. So far, I’ve managed to keep up. (Considering that this is day three, that’s not such a big deal.) I … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. –Robert Southey The exact description lodges in the brain, ineradicable, while the over-wrought, fluffy one is forgotten before it is understood, lost in the … Continue reading

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How and Why

So, I’m back at my everyday magic again, trying to spin gold out of words and phrases, to make a story out of thin air. Some days I wonder why I do it. But other people don’t ask me that. … Continue reading

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Byline Blues

When I started submitting work for publication, I had a dilemma to face, one that I’d never considered until that moment. There I was, final-checking my manuscript for proper formatting and double-checking the submission guidelines. The editors asked me to … Continue reading

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