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From Seeds to Blooms: Developing Characters

When I read a book, I like to get to know the characters, but when I think about the story later, I rarely remember what they looked like. I tend to focus more on how they handle the central problem. … Continue reading

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Taking each day at a time …

  “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings I’m late … Sorry … but I had no idea what to write today. Theme is: A time when you acted bravely (even if … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Today is the day we celebrate our nation’s independence.  For many folks, this day means picnics, parades, and fireworks.  Some may travel to celebrate.  When I stop to think about all the places I’ve spent the 4th of July…DC, San … Continue reading

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Character Descriptions

This week’s topic is about characters and descriptions. Daisy, the Monday Fox,  said a lot of what I had in mind about the craziness of the heroine looking in the mirror and gazing at her flowing tresses and her warm brown … Continue reading

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I’m going to confess something here that will probably get me booted out of RWA- I’m not a big romance reader- or I should say, I wasn’t for a very long time.  I read tons of romances as a young girl/woman. … Continue reading

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