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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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You’re a Writer, So . . .

. . . you get the same reactions we have been getting since the creation of dirt. We get questions: where do you get your ideas? We get “help.” “Boy, we should team up and I’ll tell you my life … Continue reading

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Re-Read Any Good Books Lately?

I was talking with an acquaintance yesterday. I’m not sure how this topic came up, but he mentioned that there were two books that he re-read at least once a year. One was Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. The … Continue reading

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Self-Reliance

In one of my former writer’s groups, I was the only member who focused on poetry as well as fiction and essays. Yet, I was stunned when one day at the meeting another woman read a poem, turned to me … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

For poets, this phrase should be “What’s In a Title?” Poems, usually being compact expressions of a single idea, often need a title that adds to the overall thought, either adding meaning, content, clarification or setting the scene. One example … Continue reading

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Found

I wrote before about donating books to libraries for their used book sales. I followed this with a column about donating books signed by their authors, and the possible awkwardness which it might cause. Now, let me tell you when … Continue reading

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