Category Archives: writing

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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He Reminds Me of Someone…

This week’s prompt is one I suggested. I asked, “Have you ever based a character on a real person? Have you ever used a TV or movie character as inspiration for a character in your stories?” Fortunately, I came up … Continue reading

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New Stars, Old Stars

Just a short post today because I had not anticipated how what should have been a simple procedure turned out to be a drawn-out recovery from oral surgery. Had I realized, I would have gotten my post done earlier, like … Continue reading

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Murder and Kindness in the Highlands

Oh, I have been a busy bee, but you’d never know to see my house! I have had projects going and a family member who was working on his own project here has been in and out too much to … 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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Keep it Short and Sweet, Please

Our Friday Fox asked, “Do you enjoy reading about other writers, their bios and writing processes?” My answer is yes, to an extent. I don’t enjoy reading long bios — three paragraphs is about all I’ll read before I lose … Continue reading

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All I Have To Do is Dream

[and then spend 30 minutes typing up what I can remember] By Jeff Salter I borrowed my blog title from the lovely hit song by the Everly Brothers [see link at the bottom]. We’re chatting about dreams this week, with … 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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No Place to Go? No Problem.

Our Tuesday Fox supplied this week’s topic when she asked, “How has the ongoing pandemic affected your creativity?” The beginning of the shutdown was great for my creativity outlets other than music and writing. If you’ve known me for a … Continue reading

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Review: “What IF”

I was looking for something a little intelligent, but lighter than what I had been listening to, while working around the house, and Randall Monroe’s “What If” filled the bill.  Monroe is a trained physicist and a short-time former contract … Continue reading

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