Category Archives: Broken Dolls

Next Big Thing Blogfest

My friend and mentor, Velda Brotherton, recently invited me to participate in the Next Big Thing blogfest series. She sent me the questions listed below, which she answered in her post dated November 26. You can find Velda’s answers (and … Continue reading

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#FlashFriday #Fictioneers: “Behind Barbed Wire”

This is another very busy week as I get ready for the Oklahoma Writers Federation 2012 Story Weavers Conference, as well as William Bernhardt’s writing seminar. But, I couldn’t pass up sharing an excerpt of Broken Dolls, my novel centered … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Mashup: 4/16/12

MASH-UP A creative combination or mixing of content from different sources. This week I have been working on Broken Dolls. Editing, editing, editing. I made a couple of significant plot changes to clarify a few things, and I am happy with how that turned out. Other than … Continue reading

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And Just Where Do You Think You’re Going?

My Broken Dolls characters spoke to me loud and clear this week, and here’s what they collectively said: “Oh, no, you don’t. Just where do you think you’re going? You get yourself right back here and listen to us!” You … Continue reading

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Happy 101st Birthday to Akira Yoshizawa – Origami Grand Master

Thank you to Google for its March 14, 2012 Google Doodle that reminded me of Akira Yoshizawa‘s 101st birthday. Though I’ve always enjoyed origami, before today, I never really thought about who inspired its popularity. Happy birthday, Yoshizawa-san! Thinking about … Continue reading

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