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The Art of Becoming

I’m not sure I’ve ever shared my journey with you specifically. It’s interesting and boring all at the same time, but it’s also a bit of luck and camaraderie, community and putting myself out there that got me where I am today: the (almost) 7

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Act Accordion-ly

Welcome to the Darkroom where we open our photo album to you to help spark your creativity. Each week we offer a new photo, but the story is yours to write. The Rules, because there are always rules: 1. The photo is here to spark

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Cheap at Half the Price

Welcome to Coldly Calculating: Writing by the Numbers. I am your host each week as we probe the darker corners of your imagination. This series is meant to help feed your mystery/horror muse, so try to give us chills! The prompt is open to interpretation,

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On Writing Poetry

As writers, we often hear the lament from other writers that, “No one reads or cares about poetry anymore.” While on the surface, this statement appears to have some validity (as reflected on the home pages of  many publishing houses), there continues to be an

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Starting a Writing Routine

We all want to write. After all, we aren’t writers if we aren’t writing. But life happens. You work extra hours at your jobs, your kids are home and running rampant, you’re just exhausted and brain dead and writing is the last thing you feel

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Get Over It, Mom!

When my daughter rages it can often feel like she’s out to kill me a personal attack. Some of the words she throws at me are so venomous and laden with hate they feel like physical blows. It’s so very hard not to get caught

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Self Publishing: What You Still Need To Do

You are nearing the end of the creation period.  You have a finished copy and you want to self-publish, now what? Last week I posted a column in which I referred my readers to an excellent article about the top ten self-publishing companies.  That being said,

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