January 2014 – Our Write Side

This week I’m making a feel good mixtape. I’m a peacemaker at heart, and as a Pisces, I’m also very empathetic. It really gets me down when a friend is feeling the blues. That being sad, I have a number of go-to songs to cheer myself up. They range in genre from Pour Some Sugar…

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I issued out the assignment. Five of you accepted the challenge. Five of you (including myself) wrote a story based on this line from Veronica Roth’s Divergent: “There is one mirror in my house.” Stacey started it with a haunting story of a woman seeing the ghost of her younger self every time she looked…

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It’s time for another mixtape. The thing about today’s mixtape is that it is incredibly close to my heart. It’s about dance music and its dedicated to my beautiful friend, Kir, and her DJ brother, Benny, who passed away last month. Kir has been a rock of support for me and my writing, even reading…

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It’s discussion time, friends. I stole this little gem from Random House and Facebook. I love to read, and I’ve found that after reading a good story my writing comes easier. I think it’s better too. I have made it a goal to read much more this year. So far I have completed two books,…

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Now that the Great Thaw has begun and the kids are back in school, my “new year” can begin. What better way to start than with a new Master Class assignment? Last year we had so much fun with the assignments, I sincerely hope that the same will happen this year, and it will grow….

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Ahhhh. Now that the Ice Age is over, the kidlets are back in school, and I don’t feel like death becomes her, I can get back to the writing routine I started with gusto last Monday. Today’s mixtape offering is about songs that are new to me (or something along that line). Some of these…

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Everyone made new year’s resolutions to read. Did you know that you can read my book in a day? And what better way to do that than on a brand new Kindle Fire?   Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)   This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER…

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This continues the story of Roderick, one of the bad guys from my work in progress. I’ve been sharing both his and Viola’s stories with you. The last excerpt, called Antiquities, had Roderick picking up a new magnet and jumping into time again. This picks up where that left off. Missed the last few stories?…

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Sunday I posted Moving On, a continuation of Roderick’s adventure in the modern world. There’s more involving Viola and the airship pirates, but the next scene in her story needs more fluffing, so you get more Roderick. I’m really liking how his character is coming together so far. I hope you do, too. He’s becoming…

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I am considering a short story collection containing all my best horror/thriller/chiller stories, and I need YOUR HELP. I have attached a poll below containing titles I am considering and would appreciate if you could vote for your favorite. You only need to vote once, but you can comment as well. There will be more…

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