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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CHARACTER DRIVEN

Ever think about how the Bible is written? Is it character driven? What does it mean to be character driven? Well, if you know Michael Hague’s HERO’S JOURNEY (example: Finding Nemo), you know about character driven. You must choose when writing fiction, especially...

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ARIZONA CHRISTMAS

Cold Arizona sparkled with lights, poinsettia trees and blazing sunsets. We were prepared with warm clothes, warm greetings and family hugs. Arizona';s JW Marriott's Desert Ridge Resort & Spa underwater scene celebrated the holidays with a theme made from hundreds...

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ROMANCE 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

My post today is about writing my romance novel, INDIGO SKY and am giving away two copies of my eBook to random commenters, so please join in and add to the conversation! Happy New Year, 2017. Reviewers say, “Indigo Sky has all the parts that readers crave. The...

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FELIZ NAVIDAD

Did I ever dream to meet the man? All those years listening to him sing. Oh, that voice . . . When Jose Feliciano sings, he reaches the heart. Mine sings at his sounds. Last Monday, Tom and I heard him sing at the BB King Club in NYC. Hearing this voice live was a...

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THE JACKET

Dazzled from the start. I had to own this jacket. The only one in the store, none online, only size left, large. Too big, but it didn’t matter. I was going to own this jacket. Did you know that bling makes people smile? Not only could others enjoy the sparkle, but I...

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Tweedledum and Tweedledee

"Tweedledum and Tweedledee" Roud #19800 John Tenniel's illustration, from Through the Looking-Glass (1871), chapter 4 Song Written England Published 1805 Form Nursery rhyme Writer(s) Traditional Language English Tweedledum and Tweedledee are fictional characters in an...

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THE AGONY & THE ECSTASY

Pain and pleasure. Entrepreneurs find out the hard way about earning a living. If you have a job, keep it until your dream comes to fruition. For me, I have had both success and failure, (pain and pleasure). My most successful endeavor provided ultimate satisfaction,...

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WHAT’S BETTER THAN 1ST PLACE?

Welcome to Junior's! Hail a taxicab anywhere in New York City and tell the driver, "Take me to the best cheesecake in New York." Odds are you will end up at the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in Brooklyn, at Juniors. Junior's landmark restaurant is known as the...

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BALLROOM COMPETITION DONE!

Done Deal, this competition. I did it! The dancing competition at Foxwoods this past weekend was fantastic. Up at 5:30 a.m. for makeup, then hair up, then dress up. I glanced in the mirror, who is that? But you see, this is my exercise workshop. I never could stick to...

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