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A Dance With History

A Dance With History What to do on a clear summer Saturday? Some folks sought the rivers and lakes to boat, ski, or fish. Some probably chose to splash in a swimming pool. Others likely elected to stay inside where it was cool. My son, grandson, and I decided to venture to a local airport… Continue reading A Dance With History

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Author Quotes:

This week I chose to reflect upon the craft of writing (and life) via quotes from successful authors. Some tell it like it is, some offer inspiration, but each of them speak truthfully from the writer’s soul.  Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. Author Quotes: You fail only if you stop writing. ––Ray Bradbury Description begins… Continue reading Author Quotes:

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Dark and Stormy: Part II

As promised, here’s the conclusion to Dark and Stormy, the short story I began last week that was based upon a four-item prompt consisting of: An old chenille bathrobe Keys to the library A pigeon An expired passport Last week, I left off with P.I. Barnibus White’s partner, Peter Wong, flopping face first on the… Continue reading Dark and Stormy: Part II

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Dark and Stormy

Yes, my blog post this week is a day late. But as the wise old sages say, ‘Better late than not at all.’ When I mention to folks that my wife and I once lived in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, most of them react with, “Why did you leave?” The typical reply we offer to… Continue reading Dark and Stormy

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Books

Reading is part of writing. Not only is reading a vital aspect toward learning the ins and outs of writing, rewriting, and editing, it is also a method to keep in touch with other writers and the writing world. In addition, reading is also fun. Ask any writer who enjoys their craft and he/she will… Continue reading Books

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Two Choices

I received the following story within a forwarded email message from a good friend. The author’s name was not given, nor do I know whether the incidents described in the account are true or imagined. Regardless, I chose to forward the message in my blog because, from my perspective, whether the content is fact or… Continue reading Two Choices

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Writers Rules

In a recent Sisters in Crime (SinC) meeting, one of our members conducted a mini-workshop based upon award-winning author Nancy Picard’s CASTS system for writing novels. Okay, a quick reminder regarding the first likely question in many folks’ minds: Although SinC was originally established to encourage and promote women mystery/crime writers, the St. Louis chapter… Continue reading Writers Rules