23SKIDOO: FLAT IRON BUILDING

Twenty-three skidoo was a happening at a triangular site where Broadway and Fifth Avenue meet. The juxtaposition of the streets and a nearby park caused a wind-tunnel effect.  In the early twentieth century, men would hang out on the corner of Twenty-third Street and...

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AUTHOR ASSISTANT: AN INSIDE LOOK

Maria and I found each other at RWA 2014 Atlanta. We met over an iPod Nano. We never talked about writing, only music on her tiny Nano. The tiny toy and its 5000 songs fascinated me. She gave it to me. I’ll have it with me at Disney RWA this year. If you catch me,...

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DAKOTA BUILDING HISTORY

Architect Henry J Hardenbergh designed The Dakota in1884. A local chap, he was born in New Brunswick, NJ.  Schooled at Hasbrouck Institute in Jersey City, and apprenticed in New York from 1865-1870 under Detlef Lienau, architect of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, Norwalk,...

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WOMEN OF CONVICTION

Downright painful to think about the women who fought for freedom. Women were kept in the kitchen, away from the real world, but they were cunning, seeking education, politics, they formed organizations for freedom. Women  worked for our future. Twentieth century,...

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CHARACTER COMPLEXITY

Character Complexity. What in the world does this all mean? A story well told inextricably entwines place and person. The place is filtered through the person's personality, age, education, experiences, culture, nationality, friends and family. It's a must have for...

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NOW WHAT? SCRIVENER

Learning Scrivener has eluded me for five or six years. My first book, Indigo Sky, got born without it. Intentions are to cook up my sequel with it.  Not too long ago I took Pat Haggerty's workshop, all video, Scooped up hearing aids this time. Before that I attempted...

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THE BOOK EVERY WRITER MUST OWN

Written by a research scientist, author Claire Gem’s book The Road to Publication: A Writer’s Navigation Guide, will be released Friday, March 17, 2017. This is a book all writers must own. Claire is an excellent teacher and has shared her knowledge with me. I...

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ME, AN AUTHOR?

Writing fiction fell upon me through my own devices of dreams and things. After some research online where I found the affair of my 19th century, barely out of her teen years debutante, I thought, I must write this story of love, disappointment and murder. I know, I...

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BLUE, BY THUNDER

I'm so excited you stumbled upon this little corner of the ever changing mystery of writing. The ever eluding story, fiction or nonfiction. I write about all things questionable and what isn't? Little kids fire questions that we all asked at one time or another....

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THE JOURNEY

About Author Gail Ingis Author, Blogger, Historian, Writing happily ever after, one book at a time.  The writing bug bit me when I decided to create a copy of Albert Bierstadt’s, “Domes of Yosemite.” What? You were painting and that’s when you wanted to write? What a...

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WHO’S SMARTER: GIRLS OR BOYS?

This post comes from Painter's Keys, Robert and daughter Sara Genn (Sara has been carrying on since her Dad passed), these letters are awesome. I have been subscribed since 1997. Each letter is informative, intellectual, and encouraging to artists and writers alike....

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SYNOPSIS

After four desperate tries for my latest writings, a sequel to my Indigo Sky, I finally nailed down ideas in the form of a synopsis. I know, I know, a synopsis is supposed to be, well, sort of like a short story--beginning, middle and end. How do you write this thing...

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MIDNIGHT and MELBOURNE

What do you do at 3:00 a.m.? Shhh, someone might be asleep, not us. We set our alarm and were up to watch tennis, the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne. We didn't want to miss one stroke, from 3:30 a.m. to  9:00 a.m--for two weeks. And that was after watching from...

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UNDETECTABLE AGING

    I aced my stress test yesterday. That means I can dance my heart out. That’s not what this post is about. Today's writing addresses the question many have asked, "What do I do for my complexion?" I am not an expert, except I've been taking care of my...

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