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Then and Now!

Here’s a glimpse of my reading corner. I’m sure all of you writers and readers can empathize. A quick perusal will show that,  while I do read current stuff,  I’m still mired in the old school classics. 296 more words

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Staring Down the Barrel of the Cliché 

The following post was co-written with the writer R J Sayer.

I think that one of the first things I was taught as a writer was to avoid clichés. 565 more words


When a Manuscript's Current Draft Is Done

Today I finished the current draft of my third book. The book is coming together nicely but I’m tired. This is what I will and won’t do this week. 117 more words

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JRR Tolkien the Trail-Blazer

Although Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein (1892), he only lived in South Africa until he was three years old. After his father’s death, his British mother took him and his siblings back to Britain. 651 more words

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Dustin Hoffman - Stories

I came across this for the first time today and it really touched me. I’m sure that some of you have seen it before or even too often but I really love the message. 105 more words


Public Reading of My Story

On Nov. 7, 2015, I had the privilege of reading my short story, “Most of Us Are From Someplace Else,” at a public event held by the Writers Studio Tucson. 328 more words

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Growing With Rejection - A Poem

There is a part of me that cannot hide,

From the rejection that pools inside,



When the daytime brings a happy peace,

But the night instead tears off a piece, 138 more words