Clouds and Stories

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A cloudless plain blue sky is like a flowerless garden.  ~Terri Guillemets Ah, the beautiful sky. A blue sky with nary a cloud is something to be treasured. But at times clouds have a way of making a sky even more beautiful. Clouds are the sky’s imagination. ~Terri Guillemets Ms. Guillemets must enjoy studying the sky. As I searched through my …

Q & A Time Again

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An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions. …Levi Strauss I don’t presume to know all the answers because I’m no expert at anything. That might be a fun question to ask yourself. What are you an expert at doing? Hmm, none of you asked me that question, but it is tickling my imagination. I’d …

Another Hidden Springs Mystery on the Way

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For an author, there’s nothing quite like holding in your hand that book that you’ve spent many long hours writing. You started with a shimmer of an idea. You added characters. You built a setting. You entangled your characters into all sorts of situations. Maybe some fun ones. Or romantic ones, or even dangerous ones for a mystery like Murder …

What’s in a Name?

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One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is. ~Erma Bombeck That’s true for mamas and also for writers. I’ll be giving a book talk and somebody will ask something about one …

Meeting a Character in Person

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Readers make Blogging Fun One of the best things about blogging is getting to know you readers through your comments. You are such an encouraging community for me. Writers spend a lot of time in “solitary confinement” while digging stories out of their heads. Of course, we’re not totally alone. We have all those characters yanking on our imaginations trying …

Life Can Be Messy

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When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor. (Eleanor Roosevelt) For the rainbow to appear in the sky, there has to be rain. Storms come in all our lives. Little dashes of rain sometimes and then at other …