Category Archives: phrases

Power of the Written Word

This week: “What are the nicest or most inspiring things people have said or written about your writing? How did it affect you?” This is something that I never expected to experience, but let’s start with “How did it affect … Continue reading

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Subleties

I have always been aware of how a simple gift can lift a spirit, how a kind remark or compliment can make a day, or even be remembered for years by the recipient. I also know that a mean action … Continue reading

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So, You Want to Be a Writer?

This week’s topic: What advice would you give to an aspiring author? Last week, I participated in a faculty writing retreat at the university where I teach. Normally, these retreats take place on campus, but due to stay-at-home orders we … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jeanne Matthews

Today I am pleased to have as my guest Jeanne Matthews, best known for her Dinah Pelerin international mysteries.   Welcome, Jeanne! We have only become Facebook Friends recently yet we had met before.  Jeanne, you probably don’t remember meeting … Continue reading

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Last Rant, New Wishes

Christmas week and a free week here at 4F, 1H, yet anything it’s been anything but ‘free’ here. I needed to dash off an idea and decided to use one that has been bothering me for some time: writers who … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Larissa Reinhart

Today it is my privilege to welcome multi-award winning author Larissa Reinhart. Larissa and I met, as so often, via mutual friends online. Larissa has had a varied and well-traveled life and we are going to have her let us … Continue reading

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Misuse of Terminology

After busy months of becoming a freshman in high school in a new town, my grandson finally got back into his reading groove and back to having me reading a series with him. After the mostly tame and always ‘bad-guys-become-good’ … Continue reading

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Repeating Stories, Not in the Outhouse

Free Week and I want to talk about a few choice phrases. I used the term “telling tales out of school” a week or so ago. It popped right out; I had not said the phrase or heard it in … Continue reading

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