Monthly Archives: November 2014

Exclamation points and periods…

I don’t know how to classify this blog-post. Is it a What-the-tuck trend? Is it a general writing style question? Is it a rant? I will leave it up to any reader to decide. Having said that (and this is … Continue reading

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Another small stone…

Plump red crab-apples weigh heavily, hang low on drooping, bare branches. Feasting upon them, sparrows, robins, finches, and red-winged blackbirds caught in early snow cover the tree.

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Snow day

Originally posted on Box o' Ducks:
Ingredients: Coffee. Free-range egg Non-gmo white winter wheat flour Flax seed Organic maple syrup Milk Big, fluffy snowflakes. NPR. Slippers (or house shoes, or your favorite socks).

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A small stone in honor of the first snow

By January, I may change my mind, but I really love snow. It puts a smile upon my face. In honor of the first real snowfall, which is still coming down, a small stone… a puddle of golden birch leaves … Continue reading

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Maybe we all need to blame ourselves. More important, start doing something to change the world for the better.

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October’s reads of a (slacking) pedometer geek

The year is in its final quarter, but most of my New Year’s resolutions are intact. I have only abandoned one, that of finishing a needlepoint piece that I have owned for over thirty years. I hope to resurrect that … Continue reading

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The Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags

What a great tutorial on writing dialogue in just a few sentences. I’d like to lay claim to it, but it is from A Writer’s Path.

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Snail mail smiles…

Because I feel fortunate enough to receive many Advanced Reader Copies or other book giveaways (through either Goodreads, Shelf Awareness, Blogging for Books, or directly from the author), I feel compelled to write a thank you note to the author … Continue reading

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