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“May I Offer You a Sherry?”

“If you could be — even briefly — one of your OWN characters… which character would you be? Why? For how long?” That’s easy. The women in my free-style poems are in sad situations, or at least, bittersweet ones. One … Continue reading

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Finished a Manuscript!

I finished a manuscript last week and sent it to the publisher. You’re probably thinking I’m a really fast writer, because I finished another manuscript just a few months ago, but I’ve been working on both books for an eternity–or … Continue reading

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“Unhappy, Darling?”

This week we are discussing whether we prefer happily-ever-after, (HEA), or happy-for-now, (HFN), endings to stories. Tragic endings were not offered as an option, but all of us touched on that type of ending. [If you don’t recognized the title, … Continue reading

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Another Year… Already?

Another Year… Already? By Jeff Salter In these retirement years my time is primarily occupied by writing, so I guess it’s expected (and hopefully permissible) for me to list what I’ve accomplished in that regard during 2014… and what I … Continue reading

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Make Your Stories Plausible,Please

I’m running late this week, something unusual for me but then, it’s been an unusual month altogether. I had planned on having a guest author, but two were not available and time got away to check with others. It really … Continue reading

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Play On Words

Or words on a play. There was some confusion about the topic for this week, if, indeed, there was one. It seems to be a “Free” week and three of the five of us that post here have new books … Continue reading

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The Moon, the Stars and Jimmy Buffett

One of my favorite romantic song is this one by Jimmy Buffet- Stars fell on Alabama- Some of the first words are so evocative. I can just see these people dancing in the moonlight on the beach with the scent … Continue reading

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Another New Year Already?

By Jeff Salter  I don’t know where a year goes. When I still worked full-time, it seemed as though hours would last for days … and days could linger for weeks. Now that I’m retired, it seems like months zoom … Continue reading

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Shopping Help

There are only 13 more shopping days left, so the Four Foxes One Hound are here to help you with shopping ideas for the reader on your list.  All of today’s titles are Young Adult (teen) books by my fellow … Continue reading

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