Tag Archives: nonfiction

Ah! Summer in the desert. This too shall pass.

If you’ve never spent summer in the desert, you may have trouble imagining what it’s like, except you know it must be hot. That is what is known as an understatement. In case your curiosity runs a little deeper, let … Continue reading

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Finding the Angle

You sit at your desk or take a walk and, as you do, you scratch at your brain’s stored content and loose ends. You want to find an angle for your story and a world backdrop against which your protagonist … Continue reading

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And you write because?

And you write because? A good question. Have you thought about what compels you to write? Writing¬†seems to be something I have to do, like eating. I grow unhappy or unsettled if I don’t have the opportunity to write regularly. … Continue reading

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A Positive Rejection? Say What?

After submitting several pieces of work to publications, I sometimes don’t know how to open my email. I mean, should I open it with a high sense of expectation or take my time – as in who jumps in line … Continue reading

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What book are you reading next?

When I read a good book, I hate to have it end. However, inevitably it does. Then I’m faced with the question, What will I read next? My inclination will be to choose from two genres, literary fiction or crime/mystery. … Continue reading

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