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Cafe Conversation(s) – Literally!

It’s no secret that one of my top five simple pleasures is hanging out in independent coffee houses. Continue reading

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Blog Hop (Part 1 of 2)

Perhaps I have never been satisfied with the world as I experience it – I have an insatiable curiosity to ask “what if?” Continue reading

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Falling into memory: My Father’s Parkinson’s

I recall a recent dream where I awoke with a vivid image of a room in my parent’s home, accompanied by a feeling of intense emptiness. Both were linked to the progression of my father’s Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading

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Seeking Inspiration: Independent Coffee Houses

I am sitting alone. Not just at a table by myself but completely alone at Matadors, an independent coffee house in North Phoenix. It’s a Wednesday night between 7:00 – 8:00pm. A bluenote era jazz station plays on Sirius. Overhead … Continue reading

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2011 NaNoWriMo

My third successful year in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) The lessons learned that I wrote about last year  all still apply. NaNoWrimo2010   There is a great sense of accomplishement having another first draft of a novel to ‘someday’ edit … Continue reading

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Casting for Characters and Drawing Inspiration – Part 2

Just looking at her I shifted to sit up straight in my chair, wanting to be more poised and purposeful. She posited without
speaking the question, where would I rather be in this moment? Continue reading

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Wasted Weekend…NOT

“I’m wasting a beautiful sunny weekend when I could be out hiking.” As writers we study dialogue. What did the person, a writing student, really mean by this comment? Recently, I sat around a table with ten strangers. On this … Continue reading

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