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The Volunteer—Part 1 Of A New #Horror Story

So, here’s the beginning section of a horror story centered around a new volunteer coach for a girls’ high school tennis team in the Pacific Northwest. There’s something not right about him, but...

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Killer Horror Film Quotes: 20 To Grow On

There are so many lines from horror films that stick with me. After watching The Witch: A New-England Folktale, the best line stands above all others, and it’s already being used out in...

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My Top 5 Books & Why #LifeBooksWriting

Here is a post that is short and sweet. I hope. Lists of books intrigue me. I became a voracious reader in second grade, circa 1972, in the Granville Elementary School system, scolded...

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‘A Day In My Life’ #LifeBooksWriting

I worry a lot. That’s my current lot in life. Worry. There are dreams I had when younger, looking into a murky future, one with little skills beyond teaching, writing, remembering pop culture...

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Character Inspiration #LifeBooksWriting

Week four in the LifeBooksWriting author blog challenge unveils the best subject, the one I take the most care with: character inspiration. Of course, even this phrase has more than one definition. I...

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6 Book Marketing Tips #LifeBooksWriting

Here’s the skinny . . . it’s not a secret. I often describe things circuitously with lots of commas dividing thoughts. Even when pressed to be clear. I have to tell stories my...

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My Bookshelf and Latest Reads: #LifeBooksWriting

Here I am, week two of the #LifeBooksWriting challenge, and today’s topic is a bullseye. Straight into the center of my very being, who I am, what I strived for most of my...

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My Writing Room #LifeBooksWriting

This is a brilliant day. May 6th, post Cinco de Mayo recuperation, a Friday I hope to fill with more sunny moments. I’m writing a weekly blog post on different subjects important to...

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Manhattan Book Review Critiques Wake Me Up: 5 Star Review

It’s not often in any writer’s life where professional reviews drop and go deep into the work, beyond the basic plot description, into subtext, themes, often overlooked moments that pull a work together....

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Why Am I Passionate About Sharing This Story?

It’s Sunday, the last day of January, and I’ve missed my every-five-day posting deadline. By one day. Please forgive this since I thought about including the final six questions in the calendar of...

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