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  • Since the main character/narrator, Rosalind, in my book relies on stories from her pas...oed in my head as I wrote, its lovely Southern lilt lulling me into a creative mode just as surely as opera.  Bec...
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    Hacienda San Miguel  Batopilas, Mexico   A crumbling hacienda lies across the river walls of red earth telling stories We were built out of silver, they say Our father...
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    I naturally (and easily) write in first person; however am I cutting myself off from giving other characters "the mic" as it were? I'm experimenting with 3rd person and it's awkward at best. Are there any benefits to writing in 3rd? Thanks, Kier
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    By Susan Binau, Cancer Survivor and Published Author Mommy, Can I Call You In Heaven?: How we coped with cancer as a family I couldn’t live my life to the full...
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    Deconstructing Dark Romance, (Exploring the darker side of human nature in fiction) What is dark romance? That was a question I was asked recently. For me as a...
  • Hello Monica, New writer publishing a memoir. The subject matter interests me from the perspective of developing coping mechanisms and self-care skills for memoir writers. I worked in various aspects of child welfare services and have some ideas about the subject. Looking forward to the discussion.


  • Beautiful! So beautifully said! Thank you. As a journaling teacher for over three deca...hear our voices and words, drops us into a listening, reflective-contemplative mode wherein we are received. Rece...
  • What a great post, Dani. I appreciate your perspective—always—on social media and onli...on NPR last night about boredom, and how it brings the brain back to "default mode," a critical state of mind fo...
  • Lovely. Perspective is everything. Recognizing this as a "meaningful coincidence" is a great example of that. Thanks for sharing, Irene.