Category Archives: experiences

Oh, Brother! Try This On For Size.

Question of the week, in this time of COVID: Once it’s safe to do so, what’s the first thing you want to do that you haven’t been able to do in the last 10-12 months? This is too easy: I … Continue reading

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Makin’ Music With My Friends

Happy New Year! The past ten months have presented many challenges for most of us. I’m fortunate in that I’m able to connect with my loved ones electronically, and it’s enough for me. Although my routine has changed sharply and … Continue reading

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Changes, But Not All for the Worse

So, in the time of COVID, how will our holidays be different? I can imagine that it has touched all of your celebrations, but take heart, with a story below.  If you need to be uplifted, feel free to skip … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jennifer Girardin

I met today’s guest online and was captivated by her varied and beautiful posts. Jennifer Girardin is the author of the Moriston House British Mystery Series, and many of her posts reflect that life. Welcome, Jennifer! Your posts are often … Continue reading

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My View of the World

Our Friday Fox asked, “How have moves or other locales affected your writing?” As you might expect, any life experience is going to color an author’s writing. But when I sat down to write this post, my first thought was … Continue reading

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Gettin’ It Down

This week The Hound asked: “Most of us (writers) will depart this earth with several unfinished manuscripts. Have you ever thought of what might become of them? Will someone in your family pick them up and FINISH them? [as the … Continue reading

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Guest Tim Germain and “The Customs of Christmas”

Today, I bring you something interesting for the the beginning of the holiday season, as many people are starting their Christmas celebrations early this year. I also believe that with so many writers reading this blog, and Christmas being a … Continue reading

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“Let Other Pens Dwell on Guilt and Misery”

I found the quote above from Jane Austen, which rather fits our crew this week when we addressed this week’s topic: “What are some of your small guilty pleasures?” We are some pretty innocent folk here who also really don’t … Continue reading

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Three Stories For Your Consideration

I wrote a longer post earlier in the week to post for today, but I got to thinking: It’s Halloween tomorrow, so I decided that I would take a moment and ask for comments  on no less than three supernatural … Continue reading

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It Was a Noir and Stormy Night…

“What kind of book would you like to write that you haven’t tried before?”  I’d like to be able to write a REAL mystery, an all-out head-scratcher from start to finish. A gritty, serious, police or even a spy novel. … Continue reading

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