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New Fiction Writing Class at the JCC of Northern Virginia

I’m thrilled to be teaching a creative writing class at the JCC of Northern Virginia this fall. The Fiction Writer’s Toolkit Thursdays, October 20–December 1 (6 weeks) (no class Nov. 24) 10:30am–noon Here’s a description of the course: Participants will … Continue reading

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SOCIAL NETWORKING FAST

Today is the first day of school for my children and it’s Breakfast-time for me! I don’t mean I’m making scrambled eggs and bacon (although, that sounds yummy). You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet around here lately. … Continue reading

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The Hypocritical Pacifist

Over the years, I have tried to encourage my hubby to take up jogging with me, or yoga, or spin class. But he has no interest in that. Don’t get me wrong. He’s active. He coaches our sons’ basketball games, … Continue reading

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My Goofy Numbers Game

Most of my friends and family, know I love to get lost in language — words are my passion. But every once in a while a day and time roll around that make me taken note of the numbers game. … Continue reading

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Target for Inspiration

I’m planning to visit the Target Gallery. This is the third time I have been invited to write a short story inspired by one of its juried art shows. I have a month to get inspired and complete the story. … Continue reading

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New Year Brings New Opportunities

Happy New Year to Fodder for Fiction readers! The New Year is starting off great. I thought I’d give a little teaser on some upcoming events on my calendar. I’ve been invited to read my work at some upcoming events. … Continue reading

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My Kids Make Me Laugh Every Day

Whack! I missed the bug and hit myself on the knee. Another one. “These flies are everywhere! Their stings are bringing tears to my eyes.” I swatted one from my shoulder as another one bit my leg. “Ouch! What are … Continue reading

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I Must Have Heard Wrong…

My Emily Litella Moment Wanted to share a recent telephone call with my sister who over the years has worked on rape hotlines and with organizations who support victims of domestic violence. She opened the conversation. “I have a new … Continue reading

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I’m Getting SPARKED!

I just sent a short story as an inspiration piece to my SPARK partner and received a work of art from her. I have until the 29th to create something new, inspired by her work and she’ll create something inspired … Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice

by Lisa Lipkind Leibow, Author of Smart Women’s Fiction My three sons came home from the first day of school, itching to tell me tidbits of new classes, new teachers, friends, and more. Thing 1 ripped open a bag of … Continue reading

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