Monthly Archives: July 2017

A Portrait in Words

A Portrait in Words by C. K. Thomas “Letters, we get letters. We get stacks and stacks of letters. Dear Perry, would you fill a request and sing the song I like best?” Perry Como took song requests on his … Continue reading

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The Importance of Deadlines

The Importance of Deadlines by Elizabeth Blake Procrastination. What an awful, dreadful, shame-inspiring word. Yet we all procrastinate. Me especially. It’s all I’ve accomplished lately. And I’ve got a gamut of excuses. I work the night shift. I’m awake when … Continue reading

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Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author

Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author by Barbara Renner I wrote my first two picture books while living in a small town in northwest Minnesota for the summer. Enthralled with the state bird, the Common Loon, … Continue reading

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Straying from Conventional Grammar Can Help Tell a Story

Straying from Conventional Grammar Can Help Tell a Story by Kathleen Watson Authors sometimes take license with grammar to create a mood, a scene, or a character. I usually don’t object to storytelling that deviates from standard usage, as long … Continue reading

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Staying Positive

Staying Positive by Vaughn Treude Over the years I’ve attended many science fiction conventions, both as a fan meeting my favorite personalities and as a writer promoting my work. Last week (July 1-4, 2017) the regional science fiction convention Westercon … Continue reading

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Upbeat Living: How Free Do You Feel?

Upbeat Living: How Free Do You Feel? © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. How free do you feel today? What does “freedom” mean to you, or what could it mean? If you are living in the … Continue reading

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