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Challenge Accepted

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to attend a 3-day Cultural Proficiency Institute with 4 colleagues. It was an enlightening experience both professionally and personally.  217 more words

The Passings of Lord Bellimont - A Short Story with Orcs

A sudden flash of lightning illuminated the far northern colony of Toltara, catching the listless Workers by surprise and sending them scurrying for shelter.  The first gusts of the incoming storm blew up dust devils in the plaza below, but Queen Arsenya’s stiff, inflexible state gown did not yield to them.    4,959 more words

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8-Minute Memoir Day 3

This is the third post from the 8-Minute Memoir Challenge from Ann Dee Ellis. Today’s prompt is “billboards.” For some reason, it came out in second person. 1,074 more words

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8-Minute Memoir Day 2

I’m doing Ann Dee Ellis’s 8-Minute Memoir Challenge (read more about it here). This is a real challenge because I don’t write memoir or personal narrative. 915 more words

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Mining the Setting: "In the Canyon: How Setting Became Story" by Liz Garton Scanlon

With the “Paging Through the Parks” celebration of the 100th anniversary of  U.S. National Parks during August, it’s the perfect time to examine setting. Liz Garton Scanlon  shares her experience mining the setting for story. 605 more words

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David Macinnis Gill reblogged this on David Macinnis Gill and commented:

Fellow VCFA member Liz Garton Scanlon on the power of setting in the story creation process.

Mail Call

Mail call #3: Goodies from our friends at Pengiun Random House. #FallSemester.

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8-Minute Memoir Challenge Day 1

Inspired by Ally Condie, I’m doing Ann Dee Ellis’s 8-Minute Memoir Challenge (read more about it here). This is a real challenge because I don’t write memoir or personal narrative. 1,080 more words

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