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Scribophile - Part 2

Yesterday, I spoke about the critiquing aspects and the opportunity to read some fun new stories on Scribophile.

Today, I am concentrating more on some other aspects of the site that after several months I have found very useful for the authors out there. 341 more words

Scribophile - Part 1

Let’s chat about community.  If you have interest, you seek out people that share that interest.  You find one of those people and you have a community.  349 more words

The Frumious Bandersnatch!

I always return to the poetry of Lewis Carroll. It is the height of arrogance to invent new words yet Carroll did it time and again, effortlessly, beautifully, inviting us into a world entirely of his own imagination. 169 more words

Thoughts On Writing

The Storymatic

“Six trillion stories in one little box   – Which one will you tell? “

Writers gotta write! Sometimes we have great days when we can pump out thousands of words some days we sit at a screen that screams at us, “Told you that you weren’t a writer!  273 more words


Would The #MeToo Movement Find This Funny?

Stanton Delaplane loved his daughter and treated her accordingly. Still, that did not prevent him from enjoying a rich fantasy life when envisioning her future. Would the #MeToo movement find this writing from 1953 offensive? 81 more words

Thoughts On Writing

Visual Thesaurus

Here is a resource that I have found.   The ThinkMap Visual Thesaurus.  Everyone has a set of words they use often.  When writing it can be a struggle to sometimes find words that fit into our stories, or worse yet, we know a word but it isn’t powerful enough or doesn’t show exactly what we want to say.    439 more words


Framing a Feeling ~ Inspiration from Andrew Wyeth

“I think a person permeates a spot, and a lost presence makes the environment timeless to me, keeps an area alive.”  ~Andrew Wyeth

Over the holidays I visited the Seattle Art Museum, and was fortunate enough to take in “Andrew Wyeth In Retrospect.” This diverse collection celebrated the painter’s life over seventy-five years. 1,661 more words