Category Archives: research

Guilty, MY Honor

(I know, I am late. You would not believe the week I had.) This week: What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?  I’m such a good girl,   no, really, I am!  I take simple pleasures where I can get them, as life … Continue reading

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My Terrifying, Gut-Wrenching, Blood-Curdling Experience

Our Friday Fox asked, “Have you had an encounter with a baby wild animal?” The mere thought makes me shudder. I imagine I ought to preface my response by saying that I am one hundred percent City Girl, and that … Continue reading

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Guest: Writer/Narrator Julia Valentine

Julia Valentine, a.k.a., “Miss Worm” I met Julia online when we were on live chats. We were of the same mind about some matters, and we are both cat lovers; (we teamed up on one chatter who dared to disparage … Continue reading

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Series of Unfortunate Events

This week’s topic:   Would you consider publishing a serialized version of one of your stories?  To be honest I quickly, (and wrongfully), assumed that it meant to consider making sequels to some of our stories.  I really had no idea … Continue reading

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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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O, My Darling

No, not “Clementine”, but as in “In the Glomming, (Oh, My Darling”). My question is: Why does there not seem to be a word or words particular to the light before dawn, as there are for pre-sunset time? Before sunset, … Continue reading

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Women Veterans

“What book changed how you see the world and why?” My first thought is: “What book hasn’t? I have had many arguments with non-fiction-only readers who say that novels, poetry, etc. are a waste of time and don’t enrich your … Continue reading

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If You Like Pina Coladas…Escape

This week we are asked about our favorite place to ‘escape’, I’d be very happy to tell you about choosing between my private beach getaway and my yacht, that is, if I had them. (What a wonderful dilemma that would … Continue reading

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Sapped

This week:How has the ongoing pandemic affected your creativity? My writing creativity has been a casualty of the pandemic. As many people, I really thought that having to stay home would make writing easier, but no. I have been bogged-down … Continue reading

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Something New

I have always had to learn something new. I’ve read all of my life, or insisted on being read-to, and learned all the time through that medium. When I was 4, we moved from an apartment building on one side … Continue reading

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