Monthly Archives: April 2013

Stone Beaches and Blood Popsicles

Many years ago I was in New Zealand and visited a beach on the west coast. The beach was covered by smooth rounded stones about the size, (appropriately enough), of a kiwi fruit. I had walked a fair way out … Continue reading

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Only the Lonely – or – Get Thee to a Conference!

Writing is a solitary occupation. Whether the writer is an amateur just starting to struggle with the nuances of point of view and active verbs, (like me), or a professional typing away to meet the latest deadline, he or she … Continue reading

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Famous (?) quotes

Here’s one I like even though I have yet to experience a writing deadline. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Douglas Adams – English humorist and novelist  

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Masterful Mysteries

I like mysteries. They are definitely one of my favorite genres. (The other is historical fiction, so I get especially pleased when I find a book that combines the two, like Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael series or Ruth Downie’s Medicus.) … Continue reading

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