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It’s Giveaway Time!

Who wants to win a copy of Shroud? Plus...21 other contests going on for Friday the 13th!Read More

Who Wants to Win Some Books?

A number of kick-ass authors will be raffling off their books every Friday during December in the #TisMoreBlessed Giveaway - including a copy of Shroud 8 which includes a story by none other than...Me!Read More

Safety Net

I was so exhausted last night that I fell asleep on the couch. I was hoping to get some time in on my superstition story; or get back to working on 'The Mirror'; or do some free writing on dad's story.

Safety NetThe latter is one where I have no idea what the story will be about or even where to begin. This is where I am hoping my creative spirit will come through.

I always read about these authors who just start writing as the story unfolds or them. If only it were always so easy. It's a scary step for me to take, not having at least a basic plotline to go by.

You know me – I usually have my fully formed 'story frame' before I put one word down on paper. I think the thing I am scared of is not getting anything written at all; of not being able to (or being afraid to) tap into my emotions...

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Digging

StudyResearch on the brain. I've been trying to find out everything I can about Grandma's various books & stories in print. Looks like I may have to take a trek to the Reference Library for the ones on newspapers, as I contacted the Standard, and they have no idea who she is.

I did find a packet of cut-outs that she had sent Dad, and that got passed along to me when we cleaned out his apartment after he died. In it, there was a short article about her, and at the time it was written, she had just been in the hospital so much that she'd pretty much given up on writing. But she kept at it, even if it was only freelance.

She goes on to say that if one has a special dream, they should cling to it and work hard to realize it...

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Work It!

It's only been 6 days and already I'm uncovering things.Read More