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Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Mad Craft #8: An Angry Bird Fourth Birthday Party – DIY Hats, Banner, and Cake Topper

My son was adamant that he wanted an Angry Birds themed party.    Being a February baby means that a mid-winter birthday needs to be indoors so we normally don’t have … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writing on the Fly #11: Deceiver (#amwriting)

Note:  It is after the deadline for yeah write.   I didn’t make the grids so I’m posting the original “on the fly” 70-something word story I wrote for it (because … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Yeah Write #29: The Deceiver (#flashfiction)

“Price? Your tongue. Much I could do with it.” He licked his lips. “Rupahu, Deceiver! Interfere and your claim is forfeit. You will return it — unsullied,” Ariel demanded. “That’s … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Protected: Yeah Write #28: Marked (#flashfiction)

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Writes and Wrongs #5: Writer’s Doubt (#amwriting)

Don Music lives in my head.     Writer’s Doubt A question for a promotional writing contest for a book pinged in my mailbox the other day.   It asked subscribers … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Yeah Write #27: The Consequence of Custody (#flashfiction)

A man dipped a stolen daughter’s hand in the water; the boat undulated.  After thirty minutes, the hard ridges between her fingers plumped into webbing.  He released a burdened breath. … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #26: The Return (#flashfiction)

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Blog Swap #1: Writing Blog Link Party (#amwriting #writingtips)

I am adding something new to this blog.  A link exchange party! Please add your Writing Blog or your Favorite Writing Blog within the category fiction, poetry, or writing tips … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writes and Wrongs #5: The Spotlight Effect (#writingtips)

If you mention it, it better be important. In a rush? Just want to skip ahead ? click here. I have been participating in a writer’s forum which I have … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 10 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #4: Kiai! Action Tags (#writingtips)

Characters don’t just speak, they do stuff. Eager? Just want to skip ahead to the examples? click here. It can be difficult for me to punctuate dialogue correctly sometimes because … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #3: The Fall of Said Bookisms (#writingtips)

Unless your character is a Parseltongue, she doesn’t hiss. If you want to skip the intro-babble and get right to the examples, click here. I’m old, thus, the infamous “said-bookism” … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 8 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #2: Basic Dialogue Punctuation

When you teach you learn. First, I want to take a tangent.  If you don’t want to read my introduction drivel, click here. I believe in those above words.  Out … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 10 Comments

Yeah Write #25: Unmatched (#flashfiction)

On the left foot, a tall nylon sock styled as a buskin.  Could you make a windsock out of socks?  The right: a knee-high, rainbow-striped toe sock.   Why let meaningless … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 14 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #24: Options Open (#flashfiction)

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Writes and Wrongs #1: Fun with Dialogue Punctuation (#writingtips)

I love dialogue. Sometimes I will write a  scene just so I can use a quippy exchange later. I adore how you can produce a different pace and evoke feeling … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 6 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #13: Mindful Things — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 1 GR10

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