Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thursday’s Thoughts: Details, Details

I recently contemplated the contrast between two old adages: Don’t sweat the small stuff and The devil’s in the details. It’s one of the apparent contradictions of life. Some small things aren’t worth worrying about; others might appear to be … Continue reading

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Monday’s Musings: Approval

Sometimes we writers (and other artistic types) are annoyingly needy when it comes to affirmation. We create a work for our own pleasure, but aren’t content to keep it to ourselves; we want to share it with others. Not so … Continue reading

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Saturday Situation Report

Not much to report on the writing front; the slow forward progress has sputtered to a temporary halt. Hoping to get back into the swing of things next week. HOWEVER: as you may have noticed, I am managing to maintain … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts: Stretching

We all know stretching is good for us. Physically, we should stretch our muscles before taxing them with strenuous activity. Mentally, we should expose ourselves to new ideas and knowledge in order to grow our capacity. Emotionally, exposure to unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Monday’s Musings: Onions and Potatoes

While not working on my WIP last Wednesday, I went out to the back garden where I dug potatoes and carrots, harvested the last of the cabbages, and pulled the onions. Not sure what there is about onions, but I … Continue reading

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Saturday Situation Report

We’re in Virginia once again. Five-year-old grandson Bennett had so much fun participating in a triathlon in July, he wanted to do it again. So our daughter found another one for him on August 19 (tomorrow). She also talked his … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts: The Story

As a fiction writer, I’ve learned that it’s all about the story. Proper grammar is important, as is word choice, consistent point-of-view, and all those other things everybody’s always harping about. But if we don’t have a solid story to … Continue reading

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