Category Archives: memories

How Full is Your Glass?

Our question of the week is one that I posed: “Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? Why do you think you lean that way?” My knee-jerk response to this question is that I’m an optimist. I guess … Continue reading

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Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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Careless Whisperers

I have several works-in-progress. Oh, would that other stories would stop insisting on telling me more of their own people and plots and let me finish one at a time! Do you have that problem? I will get up a … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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If I Could Only …

This week’s topic is one I selected. I have the feeling I was dealing with various medical issues in my family and bemoaning the fact that I’m not as young as I once was. Some days just don’t have enough … Continue reading

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Big Points That I Have Learned in Life

What have I learned so far in life? A great deal I have had many people around me, I have lived in many places, and as my mother would say, I’m no spring chicken. In fact, I seem to now … Continue reading

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In a Rut?

Question: Are there certain characteristics that show up in our books? For me, the quick answer is NO. I have not written any two stories that are anything alike in the least, be they fictional, based on true stories or … Continue reading

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