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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#BlameNick

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

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? ? Writers use dialogue tags constantly. In fact, we use them so often that readers all but gloss over them. They should be invisible. However, there are ways to misuse them and…

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