Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Phone Call – A Short Story

I am gearing up for Camp NaNo and wrote a short story to give some background for my main character, Lillian. These events happen just before her senior year of high school – I’ll be writing about her during her … Continue reading

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Jumping into the Deep End

“There’s this really cool thing called National Novel Writing Month and you write 50,000 words in a month.” “You mean one of those long, ninety-two day months, right?” “Not exactly. I mean, November.” “One of the shortest months?! What about … Continue reading

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Brainstorming is Better with a Friend

Camp NaNo starts next week and I might throw up. I’m signed up with a plan to write 50,000 words during the month of July. Usually, November’s NaNo is reserved for this crazy endeavor, but, I figure if I want … Continue reading

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Going Home: A Short Story

A couple of years ago, I decided to enter a short story competition offered through Writer’s Digest. The prompt was: You return to the house where you grew up, only to learn it has been condemned. Interesting topic, so I … Continue reading

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Too Old for Cosmo…

I’m not going to lie – one of my favorite things to do when I find a spare couple of minutes is light a ton of candles, tune into the Enya channel on Pandora, grab a glass of wine and … Continue reading

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Creating Characters

I have a planning process for writing. It usually begins several weeks before I begin writing and one of my favorite parts is character planning. I love creating people and giving them hopes, dreams, and their own particular brand of … Continue reading

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Little Red ‘Fraidy Cat – A Short Story

I’ve been writing for a long time. Digging through some of my old stuff the other night, I found this short story I wrote about twenty-five years ago (ugh – that makes me feel so old!) and thought it would … Continue reading

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