Monthly Archives: October 2012

Don’t Describe Your Characters–Show Them!

The old adage “Show your story rather than tell it!” is as true as ever. It is one technique that will always improve your writing… Continue reading

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November is Lifewriting Month

November is Lifewriting Month special programs are available. Continue reading

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Lightning

It was the summer the city burned. The weather was dry and hot, but the real tinder was a mixture of frustration and anger, white and black, promises and demands. If I paused to consider these things, the pause was imperceptible. I stood at the edge of the pool contemplating… Continue reading

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What Motivates Me to Write

I come back to my writing every day because I cannot stay away. It is how I process life… Continue reading

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High School Memories – 1930s

As I was finishing my sophomore year in June of 1937, Robert was graduating from Holy Family School. As when I graduated, my parents did nothing special to mark the occasion… Continue reading

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Nothing Broken

“Look at this,” my grandmother said. “Not a tooth broken.”
We kids looked at the comb. We were not impressed.
“I made this when I was 8 years old.” Continue reading

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Jerry Lewis Slept Here

The usual person gets four natural grandparents. Naturally, I got five. Or six. And they were all in one body… Continue reading

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