My sister’s awe put a fire to my imagination
Yesterday afternoon I achieved a goal I gave myself when I was in grade school.
My sister shared a story then and, in her telling, I, as a child, was so overwhelmed by her sense of awe, of excitement, of wonder, of possibility and imagination that I decided one day I would return her sharing, to give back that sense of joy and wonder, to fire those feelings of awe and excitement and experience that imagination again.
Continue reading “Mission of the Heart”
A Gift to Writers Throughout Their Careers
Janet Burroway’s Writing Fiction
has been on my bookshelf for (estimating) 20+ years. I picked up a used copy back when I made my first pass at fiction writing not realizing I’d plucked a diamond from a trash pile. My writing coach, Rich Marcello
, suggested I give it a read.
The title sounded familiar when Rich suggested it. I’d added the book to my collection and hadn’t touched it since I put it on my shelf. This is one of those “When the student is ready, the teacher will be there” things. I wouldn’t have appreciated Writing Fiction 20+ years ago. Rich suggested Writing Fiction about a year ago and I’ve just completed my first read.
I’m a fairly fast reader.
I will be doing second, third and probably through fifth readings (if I live long enough).
There’s that much to learn (for me) in this book.
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Check under your seat before you get in your car. Better yet, don’t get in your car at all.
Hello all and welcome to our continuing series of author interviews
. Today we start our Month of Mayhem with Karl Braungart
who shares his Spy Determination
series and related scary stuff with us.
I’d like everyone to stand up and give Karl Braungart a big round of applause for taking part in our exciting adventure.
Continue reading “Karl Braungart – The Spies Among Us”
The terrible thing about sunlight is it shows the dirt. – Brigid Berlin
Across the Margin
has published my first work of fiction in…a long time. The story deals with relationships and betrayal.
A short story where a heartache that shirked in the shadows comes to light…
Please feel free to congratulate me.
Below is a teaser. Please head over to Across the Margin to read the whole piece (it’s a quick read. About 1,200 words).
“SolarMax Ten to Houston, come in please.”
“This is Houston. Go ahead, SolarMax.”
“Ted, you feeling okay today? You sound awfully froggy.”
“Guess again, Rachel.”
“Benny? Is that you?”
“It is indeed. Hi Rachel, long time no hear.”
“What are you doing riding bridesmaid, Benny? I heard that you’d gone civ.”
“I have, I have. Mission Control said the last few days had been rough on you and thought you’d like to hear a familiar voice on your last morning up.”
Hope you like it. Let me know.
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From Cuss Words to Shocking Subtlety with Danielle Duncan/Dani Skye
Hello Watchers and Listeners and welcome to another Northern Lights’ Books’ Author Interview Plunge
Today is another first for us; we’re talking with Spoken Word Artist, Stage Performer and Poet Danielle Duncan who performs under the stage name Dani Skye. Danielle/Dani is not our first poet and she’s a triple threat none-the-less.
If I want to do something I’m going to find the time to do it
Continue reading “Danielle Duncan/Indigo Skye/Dani Skye – Feeling Good with a Glass of Muscato”