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I Made Sure They Were Dead First

Photo by Fancycrave on Unsplash She came when I was trying to sleep. Her story has never been told. Versions of her life, of who she was to the rich and famous and important have been told — and in every version, she is beautiful villain, faithless and fluffy-brained idiot. None of that is true. It had to… Continue reading I Made Sure They Were Dead First

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Making It Up, His Own Way

Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash In his hero shirt, he imagines a different life in which to thrive. ************************************************ Young boy stands, arms outstretched. Wearing his favorite Spider Man shirt, he knows himself ultimate superhero, powerful and brave, strong and smart. Super bad mean guys will always fight him to take over the world, but… Continue reading Making It Up, His Own Way

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She’s Back — and She’s Brought Her Very Own Story and Her Very Own Dog

Photo by Santiago Esquivel on Unsplash She grabbed me and she’s not letting go this time. In a series of posts about love, I wrote about dogs. These are my very favorite posts, ones that include dogs and love. I love writing them and I love looking back on them — for my own dog joy and heartfelt… Continue reading She’s Back — and She’s Brought Her Very Own Story and Her Very Own Dog

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Never Saw Her Coming, But Now That She’s Here, She Might As Well Stay

Niklas Hamann on unsplash Working on my novel this morning, I was merrily plugging along with the scene in the kitchen. Revelation was nigh. The protagonist was about to make her excuses and leave the party when the sharp-eyed blonde who didn’t even merit a name entered the room. With a few deft questions, the sharp-eyed… Continue reading Never Saw Her Coming, But Now That She’s Here, She Might As Well Stay

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The Care and Feeding of Real Characters #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

  The Author Toolbox Blog Hop is “a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.” Want to jump into the writing tool box? Search #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or… Continue reading The Care and Feeding of Real Characters #AuthorToolboxBlogHop