What do you do with someone who just won’t behave? I’m talking secretive, aloof, moody . . . She wants something, I know, but she won’t tell me what. She’s keeping me up nights and interfering with my WIP’s progress, … Continue reading
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In the United States, the 1952 polio epidemic would be the worst outbreak in the nation’s history, and is credited with heightening parents’ fears of the disease and focusing public awareness on the need for a vaccine. Of the 57,628 cases … Continue reading
Thanks to Jane Ann McLachlan for this October Memoir and Backstory Blog Challenge. The challenge is to write about a memory for each of the first 25 years of my life. This is an important exercise for me as a fiction writer. Remembering … Continue reading
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Returning to the picture as writing prompt today, with a variation: I’m giving you two photos, one suggestive of place and the other of emotion and conflict. I invite you to let them take you where they will: a memory, a … Continue reading