Monthly Archives: August 2009

Writing Tip # 89—-The Remove

(note: I have never headlined my blogs with the words “writing tip”. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do however. Actually, I was waiting for my website imp to do a re-design on the website, including a systematic way of … Continue reading

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Research

Just got back from a wedding. Hmmm. What can one say about weddings? This one was not as long as others I have been to. In fact, immediately after the ceremony most of the wedding party (except for the bride … Continue reading

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American Steel “Sons of Avarice” link

Sons of Avarice live I think the two main characters of my WIP would be listening to this fine band non-stop. //////////////////////////////////////

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Revision Revision Revision and a wedding

Just finishing up the last bit of revision on my current manuscript. Yeah, I thought I was done even though I had a niggling suspicion that something wasn’t quite right. Then thankfully, a couple of people pointed this out to … Continue reading

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TRUE GRIT

I’ve picked back up on something I was working on a couple of years ago. It’s very personal, and it took about thirteen years of mucking around to even figure out how to tell the story. I needed to get … Continue reading

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Complex Corvidae

I’m a huge fan of the crow family. Well, Jays, not so much, having been attacked by a vigilant mother jay when I was young and only trying to return her baby to its nest. However I can, now being … Continue reading

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Racism in Classic Kid’s Literature

Great article about this from the Guardian Book Blog by way of Jen Robinson’s Growing Bookworms Newsletter. Thanks Jen! I for one am often uncomfortable reading some of the oldies and goodies precisely for this reason, but I agree with … Continue reading

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The Princess Bride

Yesterday was the perfect day to curl up in an armchair with my knitting close at hand (but not actually doing any, you understand) and watch one of my favorite movies for the hundredth time. It’s also one of my … Continue reading

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POISON IVY AND POOP

Did I once say that the poison ivy plant is quite pretty with its glossy red daintily serrated leaves and graceful vines? Well I take it back. It is an awful insidious sprout and I have vowed to expunge it … Continue reading

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