Time to Honor
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Time to Honor

This is not a post about a book or a book that is now a movie. It is just me here acknowledging the passing of a writer who was also an artist and musician, but best of all my sister, Paula. She made her transition, her way home as some say,…
Comfort
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Comfort

Getting Personal on Changing Comfort(s) Stress and Familiar Comforts My year has been woven with grief and its associated emotions, debilitating flu, the annoying presence of shingles, and agent query rejections. When stress hovered like a…
write from herewith permission of Jane L Ray
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Write from Here

I write from here in southern New Mexico (neither new nor Mexico, as they say around here) about characters in a made up town on the west coast of the United States. I’m calling the location southern Oregon.   How do I write…
Star TrekPublic Domain
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Star Trek

I spent many days in my childhood with Star Trek. Like lots of us, I often came home from school to an empty house. I didn’t much notice the emptiness and like my fictional character, Georgie Jones, I wasn’t lonely because there were…
Tanya D Dawson
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Close Connections

What close connections pull fictional characters Georgie Jones and Luther Andersen together, aside from the little matter of a prophecy? Grandma and Grandpa Jones Luther is a lighthouse keeper, professor, and Georgie’s eventual mentor. He's…
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Willing

Georgie Jones is not a balker by nature. She chooses instead to be willing—or at least willing to be willing. Willing to Act Early in the story and from the safety of a willow tree in her dad’s yard, primary character Georgie recalls…
Relax and Do Nothing Frog
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Relax and Do Nothing

Recently I was hit with the need to relax and do nothing in an effort to relieve stress and make way for healing (shingles, for crying out loud). I don’t know about you, but being told to do nothing seemed like a dream. But it turns out that…
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Face to Face

Coming Face to Face with Your(My)self You may not expect to come face to face with yourself when writing fiction. After all, it is fiction. Though some writers may not come face to face with themselves, I’ve come to learn many do, and I’m…
Search Is On
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Search Is On!

The Search Is On! The search is on for the right agent and publisher to bring young Georgie Jones, her mentor Luther Andersen, and their friends and family to the world! On behalf of Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel (as in lighthouse),…
Character origins
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Character Origins – More Revealed

Greenhouse Memory I’ve learned more origin info about my characters since my last post. My mom and paternal aunt independently corroborated history of the greenhouse I remember as a child. It actually belonged to my grandmother’s sister-in-law,…