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Simple Summer Pleasures

Summer is in full swing here in Virginia’s New River Valley. As I type, birds are singing in the twilight. The grass beneath my feet is soft and lush; the trees are bright green and filled with scampering squirrels and countless types of birds. 327 more words

Denise D. Young

Exciting Changes

I’m excited to announce a couple changes coming in 2017. I don’t have an exact timeline yet, but I have a few developments that I’d like to share. 352 more words

Denise D. Young

Embracing the Life of a Kitchen Witch

This week has been all about going deeper into my spiritual life. I meditated, worked on my book of shadows, started a book of magical recipes, and spent time in nature, breathing in the scent of loamy soil, fresh-cut grass, and pine. 423 more words

Denise D. Young

Goodbye, Roo.

A lot has happened since my last check-in. On Sunday we said goodbye to our cat Roo, who’d been with us 15 years. We watched her grow from a feisty kitten who was always getting into one misadventure after another to a feisty old lady who kept the entire house in line. 252 more words

Denise D. Young

Changing Directions

This week turned out to be a wonderfully productive week. I wrote 4,429 words in a new story, Bewitched by the Dragon, and wrote a 4,678-word short story, … 349 more words

Denise D. Young

The Importance of Point of View

As writers, we think a lot about point of view. Sometimes our genre dictates what POV we use, although even within a genre we can use our own creativity. 390 more words

Denise D. Young

Burning the Midnight Oil

Last night I worked until 3 a.m. to finish my revision of Spellfire’s Kiss. The fifth draft is now in the hands of critique partners and awaits their feedback. 262 more words

Denise D. Young