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I Do Some of My Best Writing When I’m Not Writing

Republished from March 23, 2013. Since I no longer blog regularly, I thought it might be a good idea to bring back some of my more popular posts from the past four years. 481 more words

Craft Of Writing

Can you read three novels at once? I can't

Ali Reynolds, a former TV news anchor who returned to her hometown in Arizona after a series of personal crises, is sitting the waiting room of a Phoenix hospital burn ward. 1,019 more words

Crime Fiction


Many thanks to those of you who attended my workshop ‘Using Theme To Brainstorm Your Story’ at this year’s When Words Collide Conference in Calgary. 1,548 more words


TOOLS OF THE TRADE — A Challenge to Variety

Whether we write fiction or non-fiction, a variety of genres can refresh our writing. I’ve always considered myself to be a fiction writer. I live and breathe story. 493 more words


What makes GOOD writing BEAUTIFUL?

Is that a good story written using right choice of words makes the writing beautiful or is there an entirely different dimension to the beauty of writing that makes the writing beautiful? 1,194 more words


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I’m reading The Green Road by Anne Enright. I’m a huge fan of hers, but I’m having a little trouble getting into this one. I started it on the Kindle, then ordered the book and re-started it. 132 more words

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Parallels Between Gardening and Writing


Upon returning from my wonderful week of visiting my daughters and their families in Texas, I was struck by how many similarities there are between gardening and writing. 419 more words

Becky Michael