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Local Authors, Author Life & Book Report

The last few weeks have been nicely jam-packed with activities, which have included meeting with local authors and my own author life works. Las Cruces Writers A few of the many local authors had our first in-person (since the start…
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Wassup Behind the Scenes?

Dear Mom, It’s been a month since my last letter. [Wait! That’s a different note. Let’s start over.] Dear Reader, It’s been a month since my last blog post. And what a month it’s been, filled with lots of doings behind the…
Accountability & Writer's CreepTanya De Dawson
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Writer's Creep

Accountability & Writer's Creep Creep happens. I’d like to say writer’s creep happens especially when the writer is new. I’d like to wave my arm magnanimously and say there-there to myself. And while life happens, my progress…
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…