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Several days ago, I decided to finally start going through boxes I’d retrieved from a storage barn in Tulsa months before. Those boxes had been in that barn for almost 15 years. So, in all honesty, I thought about throwing … Continue reading

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A Letter from Mo

This afternoon, I’ve been working on putting together a workbook based on my workshop, Creative Characterization. One of the exercises involves writing a letter from a character to the author. I’ve done this several times in the past, because it’s a … Continue reading

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Rod McKuen’s Time Machine

Yesterday, poet and songwriter, Rod McKuen, passed away at the age of 81. For me, music is like a time machine that takes me back faster than almost anything. And, in a flash, Mr. McKuen’s words return me to when I was a … Continue reading

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