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Editor Brain Breakthrough

Many memorable moments make up my writing journey. One of the most important occurred Tuesday morning before drafting this blog (good gosh, what is it about Tuesdays?). I’ve always appreciated the magic editing adds to an existing story, but detailed … Continue reading

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City Life Lights

Precious night memory laden, hazy lights on a furtive bridge crossing, the currents glistening, the fog’s blue moonlight glow hiding truth and lies, echoing the music in her mind. Her balcony overlooked life’s carnival, humanity dancing on ebony streets in … Continue reading

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Forever Is

The forever that was a forever away became forever now, a moment between milestones, footfalls crossing lifetime’s bridge, a hand, her hand, helping her to the other side. Such is truth that is self-truth affirmations spoken now, soothing the soul … Continue reading

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The Novel Scan

I share my flexible processes to give others a glimpse into other approaches. They can then steal what might work for them or ignore what I do. Who knows, what I do might spark inspiration on their part. Adopting pieces … Continue reading

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Empty Answers

At a window that was forever the night she sang from the emptiness that knew her heart’s deepest longing. Starlight accepted her questioning and wiped her silver tears when moonlight found her grief. Even if she counted the stars there’d … Continue reading

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Searching for Sanity

Where has sanity gone? Chased away. She held her child in her arms and cried the day. People killing reason, killing children, killing the society that should protect them. Weary wisdom bowed, its tears running. Enlightened voices silenced with deadly … Continue reading

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Anxiety Management Through a Cancer Scare

For someone who suffers from anxiety and can’t take medications for it, this last week was a long week, an extraordinary test of the coping strategies I’ve been employing since 2020. My cancer scare was thankfully no more than that, … Continue reading

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Surviving and Surviving

They tried to kill her once —more than once— the ignorant haters who’d forgotten their medical oath, their cruel hearts seeing no value in her identity. It didn’t matter. She’d survived after tossing the odds aside. She’d not provide them … Continue reading

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The Unlit Way

Dreamscape house, a sliver of narrow, mirror to mirror on a one way life, the way behind reflecting her choices. Misplaced plans falling upon unsettled gazes, searching with hands grasping again and again, never surrendering, forever forging ahead. Time reflecting … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons This Fiction Writer Pens Poetry

For me, poetry is an integral part of my life and my fiction writing life. It began, like for many, when I was a teen. I think I was about fifteen, so about the same time I started writing fiction, … Continue reading

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