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Sense of Place

Originally posted on Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen:
? Description begins in the writer’s imagination but should finish in the readers.  Stephen King Sense of place…connection…that is the goal in both fiction and nonfiction. Skillful writers placing their readers in…

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Interviewing Your Characters

Originally posted on Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen:
How are your story ideas born? For me, it all begins with a character. Maybe it’s someone I see at a mall, or at the airport. Perhaps it’s someone in a car…

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The Compassionate One

Of all of my siblings, my sister, Cyndie, is the compassionate one. I think most everyone in my family would agree. I’ve always thought this about my sister, even when we shared a room with each other and knocked heads … Continue reading

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Orchestra

Last night the boy dreamed of two boats. One arrived filled with hot dogs and ice cream and even boxes and boxes of Tootsie Roll Pops—his favorite. The other boat arrived with toys he’d seen on TV – Xboxes, Legos, … Continue reading

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Digging for Treasure

He’s doing it again—digging for the diamond ring that plopped out of his hand the night he proposed in the middle of a cornfield. “Honey, just give up.” I hand him a glass of lemonade. “Never.” Two hours later, he … Continue reading

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