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To Arm or Not to Arm?

As I’ve previously stated, my blog was never intended to be a political soapbox. But there are occasions when I feel the need to speak out, and pretty much practice what I preach. This is one of those times. As always, thanks for stopping by. This past week the news media bristled with the announcement… Continue reading To Arm or Not to Arm?

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Stubborn? Who, Me?

Ever heard someone use the analogy, “He’s so stupid, his picture belongs in the dictionary next to the definition,” or something similar? Well, when it comes to the word stubborn, I have to admit, my likeness would not totally be out of place beside Webster’s thorough explanation. Now, some folks may view stubbornness as a… Continue reading Stubborn? Who, Me?

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WE ROCKED IT!

First, a huge THANK YOU to all of the folks who have visited site, read my blogs, and indicated that the assorted postings were enjoyable to read. You make my day, and make writing a pleasure rather than a mere task. Once again, thanks for stopping by. In a prior blog, 50 Years Later, I… Continue reading WE ROCKED IT!

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SHOW not TELL

Anyone who has been exposed to creative writing classes, workshops, or seminars has undoubtedly been informed that one of the cardinal rules is to SHOW not TELL. But to the non-writer or newbie to the craft, what does that mean? Whether fiction or non-fiction, isn’t telling a story every author’s job? Yes, but it’s how… Continue reading SHOW not TELL

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Welcome Home?

Most writers are filled with stories. Some of those tales loom in the forefront of their minds, while others linger in the shadows and await discovery. Some of those accounts are fact-based, while others are pure fiction. Then there are the stories that emerge from a simple prompt, narratives that frequently surprise even the authors… Continue reading Welcome Home?

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THEM or ME

This week’s blog returns to thoughts about the writing process–in this case character creation. Enjoy! And as always. thanks for stopping by. THEM or ME One of the aspects that influenced my decision to pursue writing––to become a writer––was the notion that I had stories to tell. But great stories require great characters. With my… Continue reading THEM or ME

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MIDNIGHT ENCOUNTER

My apologies, I am a day late with my post. Seems I’ve been knocked down by the crud that has caught up to a lot of folks in my area. But, unwilling to totally concede to the nasty bug, I offer this story, an incident taken from years living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Enjoy,… Continue reading MIDNIGHT ENCOUNTER