Author Archives: Lida Bushloper

About Lida Bushloper

writer and poet

Revival!

Years ago, I read The Amulet by Michael McDowell. I loved it, but when I went looking for more by this author, I was disappointed to find he had died in 1999. McDowell wrote horror but without the gore. His … Continue reading

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My Best Writing Tool

My new best writing tool is not a new computer. It’s not a fancy word processing program. It’s not a printer, instruction book or office space. It’s a simple digital timer. A few weeks ago I was facing a difficult … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

A few days ago, I attended an awards ceremony for a poetry competition. This was at a very small, private organization and the competition was in-house only. But from the beaming pride on the faces of the winner and two runner’s … Continue reading

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Accepted! Published!

I’m thrilled to report that my story “The Wannabe” will be included along with 22 others in the newest Guppy anthology. Something Fishy will be out towards the end of the year. The Guppies (a sub chapter of Sisters In Crime) create and … Continue reading

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Weeding

To most people, I don’t look like a hoarder. And I’m not, in general. But when it comes to my writing, well, yes, yes I am. In trying to pare down, I’ve found that my writing related hoarding boils down … Continue reading

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Off-Topic

This post is not about writing, reading or publishing. At least not directly. But as a writer, I’m constantly looking for ways to be more efficient, especially with my keyboard and other electronics. And so I’m recommending the book Pogue’s Basics, by David Pogue. … Continue reading

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Oh, Now I Remember Why

There are very few markets these days that still allow paper submissions, still fewer that require them. Sometimes I forget why I’m so glad about this. But yesterday I submitted a flash fiction story to a market that only accepted … Continue reading

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Books For Mother’s Day: Dear Mother: Letters of Tribute and Remembrance and In Celebration of Mothers

Here is a book to treasure and to re-read again and again. It’s filled with every kind of emotion–grief, regret, guilt, but also connection, gratitude and hope. The stories touch on every religion from animism to Buddhism, or no religion … Continue reading

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Note to Self

Just finished reading Lie To Me, by J.T. Ellison. It was a pretty good page turner. But what I really appreciated was the author’s note that she added at the end of the novel. In it, she states, “I had … Continue reading

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An Abundance of “Free Stuff”

Several times on this blog, I’ve mentioned what everybody here in town calls the “free table.” This is a table with a lovely roof, built by the local Boy Scouts, in back of the library where everyone is free to … Continue reading

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