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Throw the Writing Advice Away

There are so many opinions about how and what you should write. Write what you know. Don't write what you know.  Write something original. There are no original stories. Follow the rules. Break the rules. Don't "It was a dark and stormy night"... Unless it was a dark and stormy night. If you're waiting for… Continue reading Throw the Writing Advice Away

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When A Story Takes Writes Itself

So there we were... I had worked since six o'clock the previous morning before making the ten hour drive to spend Thanksgiving at my future mother-in-law's house. After a late (or early, rather) arrival and an even later bedtime, my alarm woke me at half-past five to enjoy Thanksgiving morning with my fiance and his… Continue reading When A Story Takes Writes Itself

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A Thankful Heart

A little more than a week ago, a young woman from our community passed away. She had been battling cancer for some time. She and her husband were active members of the local faith community, and poured themselves into others and into serving and into doing those little things that matter. Her life has impacted… Continue reading A Thankful Heart

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Wicket Snippet: The Memories of the Stars

A fog rose heavy over the autumn morning, breaking only a sliver for the first light of the still-hidden sun. Each blade of meadow grass had been frozen in its place with an early frost which now glistened as it melted and slid down to water the fields of New Praet. Two statues had been… Continue reading Wicket Snippet: The Memories of the Stars

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Where Ideas Are Born

A reader asked me recently where I get ideas for my stories and poetry. This is an important question, especially for young and hopeful authors. I remember a time not-so-long-ago when I wondered the same thing. It’s not a mystery. We treat it as one, but it’s not a mystery. Somehow we fall into the… Continue reading Where Ideas Are Born