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Tautology

Not a Fancy Name for Teasing As an author there are some things that I must watch out for in my writing. Repetition, characters who make no sense, and plot drift among other. Unintentionally saying the same thing twice in a different way in one sentence is called tautology. A tautology is an expression or […]

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Beta Readers

I saw this link on the Facebook page and went to read it. This article has excellent information on when to use Beta Reader advice and when to ignore it. I have not utilized many Beta Readers in my short career but I have used a few. My biggest issue is that I am a […]

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Writers Club

The prompt was “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” The prompt was perhaps suggested by Juneteenth and the actor Sidney Poitier’s recent death. The prompts are set by the group at the beginning of the year. The actor died on January 6, 2022. Of course, many people think of the movie “Guess who’s coming to dinner”* […]

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Are You Happy?

Tell Your Face I have been practicing smiling. Usually in the car. It takes a least 30 minutes to get anywhere from my small town so I spend that time smiling. They say that it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown but if that is true then why does my face hurt if […]

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Wee Folk

Around The World in Dimintuative form Wee Folk, leprechauns, elves, Menehune, are some of the names used for the small magical, imaginary beings that are sometimes helpful and sometimes mischievous. There are those who say they are part of the Fairie folk and are as real as me and you. Maybe. Many cultures have the […]

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March- To Think

“March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.” ― Garrison Keillor. I first heard of Gary Edward “Garrison” Keillor when I came upon my mother listening to the PBS radio show, The Prairie Home Companion. With his down-home charm and wit, the show was quite entertaining, […]

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February – To think

“Go to the winter woods: listen there, look, watch, and ‘the dead months’ will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.” — William Sharp (writing as Fiona Macleod), Where the Forest Murmurs William Sharp was born in 1855 in the town of Paisley, Scotland. He worked in a […]

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JANUARY

The Deep Cold of Winter Where I live, January is the coldest month. This year we have had record snows in our mountains and some very cold, rainy days here in the valley. It is perfect weather for staying home and snuggling by the fire, maybe with a good book. Sounds idyllic, but the reality […]

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Jigsaw Puzzles in the Morning

Puzzles with Breakfast Every morning I sit down with my breakfast and do an online jigsaw puzzle or two. I used to do a crossword puzzle printed in the morning paper until realized I was paying the price for delivered paper and the only thing I did was the crossword puzzle. I didn’t even read […]

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Fog

The fog creeps in at night, covering the earth in a malevolent cloak, concealing the ne’er-do-well, stealing the stars from the sky until the morning sun sends the fog back to whence it came in wisps of reluctant tendrils, murmuring of things to come once the dark of night returns.