Monthly Archives: July 2015

When Life Ends…

We received a dire phone call the first of last week from our son Caleb and his wife of seven months, Amber.  Our daughter-in-law’s mother had suffered an aneurysm. Her funeral was this past Saturday. Instantly I was thrown back … Continue reading

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Roses are read…

My husband sent me roses.  Three dozen. “But he that dares not grasp the thorn, should never crave the rose.” — Anne Bronte He sent them to my workplace and everyone who saw them asked about the occasion.  It wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Importance of Desire

Desire is essential to storytelling. Need.  Longing. What does your main character(s) want? How much do they want it?  How far will they go to achieve the person, place, object, or outcome of their desires? Plato said, “Human behavior flows … Continue reading

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Favorite Books on Writing

Writers are foremost readers.  We consume words with voracious appetites.  Books line our walls, collect in corners in ramshackle towers, and cover the tops of our coffee tables. We just can’t get enough! Yet, ask any of us where to … Continue reading

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