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The Terror of... Nothing!

When I first started this blog, I foolishly made promises of sharing insights, from time to time, into the life of an aspiring writer. It sounded about right, calling myself "aspiring". I plan to add at least another two books, to my "Witch of Appalachia"...

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Why Blogs Are Good Therapy

I've always been a talker. I talk to strangers in slow-moving lines as we wait; I talk to little children who catch my eye, as they sit in grocery carts like animated dolls; I talk to my microwave when it bongs incessantly because I haven't retrieved...

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Book Flies

I was doing a Book Signing not long ago, sitting behind my well-appointed table of books, candy, bookmarks and a big smile, when I began to notice people's reactions to my presence. I don't consider myself a particularly scary looking person and I was...

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A Day For Just About Everything!

Walking down the Greeting Card isles of my local market, I realized the store had dedicated a huge space to this particular item. After five minutes of perusing said cards, it was easy to identify the need for so many selections. There are more "special...

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Making Magic In My Head

Many people, myself included, wonder how authors find their inspirations. They seem able to take obscure ideas, and spin a yarn from the thinnest of threads. A good writer can seemingly create from air, and fill it with a vibrancy not always found in...

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Ways to Eat Crow!

There are few expressions that can conjure up a picture of humiliation and admission of defeat for us human types, as "having to eat crow"! And, so, I thought I would take it upon myself to come up with various elements in the preparation, and serving...

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But Have You Read the Book!?

Everyone and I mean everyone, has an opinion on books vs movies when it comes to adaptation of the former into the later. It seems many prefer to visual art of the cinema, to the mental creation needed to make a book come alive. But I have my theory on...

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Waiting For The Other Shoe To Fall

There are many times in life, when we know instinctively that all the bad things we've just dealt with, are just a part of more of the same to come. That tooth ache might be numbed, but the root canal job to follow will be torture (not to mention the...

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