Category Archives: misunderstandings

You Can’t Put a Square…

What kinds of activities do you engage in while mulling over your storylines? Have they ever helped you get over a stumbling block?  When I finally sit myself down, keys to the board, I fly away writing.  If I get … Continue reading

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Ac’centuate the Positive

Since accents have played a major part in my life, I would be surprised if they had not come up here before.  Hello, my name is Tonette, and I pick up accents.  Do any of you do this when speaking … Continue reading

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Family, Friends, Fiction

This week we were asked if we wrote any characters based on real people. I know we have touched on this at one time in the past, but as I was running through my head about characters that I had … Continue reading

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A List of Scary Experiences

And Those Occasional Times I Exhibited Bravery By Jeff Salter Topic: What’s the bravest / scariest thing you’ve ever done? This is another of my suggested topics, for which I can no longer recall what (if anything particular) I had … Continue reading

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Communication Gap

The Tale of the Blue Cloth Bundle By Jeff Salter I know the pre-marriage counselling sessions deal with a lot of varied topics, including the importance of communication. But sometimes, after decades have passed, maybe we don’t remember all that … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Have you ever started to read a book, story, article, watched a movie or TV show where you realized that the writer had another agenda other than telling a story? In the guise of a story, they only want to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Easy As Pie

I wanted to talk about apologies. Do you have trouble making apologies?Had you ever had people around you who would not, or could not, apologize? I have had people in my life who found it very hard to apologize. They … Continue reading

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Pronunciation

Pronunciation When I moved here, people did not understand me. I guess whoever lives in an area can say that others have an accent, whereas wherever else I have lived my mid-Atlantic way of speech, (so I am told that … Continue reading

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