Category Archives: My Writing Odyssey

Weekend Coffee Share: Friendship, Mickey Mouse, Flash Fiction & Waistlines

Hi everyone! Another weekend, and here I am, writing a Weekend Coffee Share and connecting with all of my blogger friends. How was your week? Please feel free to share. Here’s a link (here) for anyone who wants to join us … Continue reading

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The Sully Award Winner!

Originally posted on Hey, Look! A Writer Fellow!:
First things first: I owe everyone an apology. I was supposed to announce the winner of The Sully Award for Excellence in Writerishness last week, but the days got away from me.…

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Wednesday Whine: Getting One’s Finger Out of One’s Butt

The first part of this week’s Wednesday Whine is a love letter to all of my followers: you are wonderful and I treasure each of you. It may not seem that way based on my spotty response lately to those … Continue reading

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Why We Write Our Stories

This past week I took a risk and wrote a short story that I’d been thinking about for some time but had been reluctant to tackle. The story, Novocain, dealt with a subject no one likes to discuss: the sexual … Continue reading

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When Characters Come to Visit…

Over the past six months, my house has gotten a lot more crowded. At one time, our household consisted of me, my husband, and the three dachshunds. Lately, a lot of freeloaders have begun showing up. I can barely move … Continue reading

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Writing Process Blog Tour: How I Write

The lovely Audrey Dawn, she of the Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister blog, has seen fit to nominate me for participation in a ‘Writing Process Blog Meme.’ To say I find this a daunting task is an understatement.  I don’t think … Continue reading

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I’m So Pleased!

Earlier this week, I received word from Sarah Findlay (Geek With A Pen) that my story, “Mornings Are Hardest,” has been chosen for inclusion in her upcoming one-off zine, “Silver Glass,” a literary and arts zine centered around the theme of … Continue reading

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Of Writers, Time Warps and The Twilight Zone

Anyone who says that the concept of a time warp is fantasy has apparently never sat before a keyboard and monitor reviewing – and revising – their stories. I can’t write five words but that I change seven. – Dorothy Parker I’m … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Things Apply… As Time Goes By

The story…must be a conflict, and specifically, a conflict between the forces of good and evil within a single person. – Maxwell Anderson Several weeks ago, I came across this quote in my reading. I jotted it down and pinned … Continue reading

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Rhett Butler & Me

A week ago Friday, one of my blogging pals published a motivating, inspiring blog post about the need to pay attention to one’s muse. She gently admonished us to always make time for our muse when she pops in to provide … Continue reading

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