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My Internal Editor Got Kicked in the Ass

Through the power of WordPress I “met” another blogger over the past couple of weeks.  We’ve had quite the dialogue via comments.  I was sharing with her that I’m suffering through a severe bout of writer’s block.  On some level … Continue reading

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A Delayed Omen

Back in March I wrote about my visit to the Cosumnes River Preserve.  While there, I met a few white herons — a creature that plays a critical role in one of my works in progress — The Irrepairable Past.  I … Continue reading

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Was My Year A Success

For a long time I have felt like I’m not writing enough.  Yesterday, I realized it may be that I’m being too hard on myself. About a year ago, I wrote a short story called Northville Five & Dime.  I’m … Continue reading

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My Writing Process

Why Do I Write What I Do The simple answer is … because it’s what in my head.  The hard answer … I really don’t know.  I write the stories that are in my head. Okay this isn’t working.  I … Continue reading

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To Believe in an Omen

Today is one of those holidays us California government employees get that nobody else does.  Cesar Chavez Day, to honor a man who was the Martin Luther King, Jr., for migrant farmworkers. A day off when nobody else has it … Continue reading

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There Are No Rules!!!

Except for those that work for you.  Well, except for one. I’ve been doing this fiction writing thing for a little over ten years now.  I’ve been to two writing conferences.  The first was way back at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Northville!!!

I learned something from Pete that summer.  I wasn’t the ugly duckling I thought I was.  I was more than my legs, more than my wheelchair.  There was something inside me that a guy could find beautiful.  When Joey asked … Continue reading

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An Ending

Somewhere under the rug, or maybe hiding in the sofa cushions, or maybe swirling down the drain, or buried in the pile of shoes in the closet … I found the ending to Northville Five & Dime.  This story that … Continue reading

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Writing for an Audience

As with most writing “rules,” there are probably about as many opinions about whether you should write for an audience as there are members of that audience.  When you’re writing college essays or work assignments or a letter to the … Continue reading

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Spaces After the Period

Here is the finished product, with an ending I wasn’t planning on until a day or two ago.    This began as my effort for the February Seven Day Story Challenge over at We Drink Because We’re Poets.  After four days, … Continue reading

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