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A STORY BY OSMOSIS

by Garasamo Maccagnone The easiest story ever to purge its way out of me was my latest release entitled, The Note Giver. After a long sabbatical away from daily Mass, I began attending a local rural parish four or five … Continue reading

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Enjoying the sad

by Rebecca James On reading my book, Beautiful Malice, several people have asked me why I wanted to write something so sad. Why would you want to even think about, let alone write about, such morbid stuff? And when asked … Continue reading

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Telling the Stories of People on the Street

Everyone has a story. When people find out I’m a writer, they often “give me an idea” for a story. They find the urge to tell me a story about their past, about someone they know – a friend, mother, … Continue reading

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My Grandmother and her Superstitions

by Jean Hart Stewart I’m starting a new book where one of the heroines is charming, but ruled by her superstitions. There are two heroines since the two heroes are twins. This one is going to be fun. And I’ve … Continue reading

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Research Tips for Contemporary Fiction by Deborah Vogts

When most people think of doing book research, they immediately think of historical research. Those who write historicals have my deepest admiration. But contemporary authors have to do research for their stories as well. That’s what I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Oops! I Did It Again

The other day, I forgot to pull in my side view mirror before backing out of my garage. The edge of the mirror caught just so it popped out of the housing. Why is that door so narrow? Alright, I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Eudora Welty!

FODDER FOR FICTION WEEKLY AUTHOR BIRTHDAY BASH If you’re a regular visitor here at Fodder for Fiction, or if you’ve read any of my fiction, you probably realize that I love food – and I love what a given character … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYA ANGELOU!

Weekly Fodder For Fiction Author Birthday Bash This week at Fodder for Fiction, we’re celebrating the inspiring poet and author, Maya Angelou. I’m sharing a brief shout of happiness, as described by her. I thought it was a fitting jubilant … Continue reading

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FIRST FRIDAY FODDER FOR FICTION WRITING EXERCISE – APRIL 2010

METHOD WRITING – INTERVIEW YOUR CHARACTER ABOUT HIS OR HER MOTIVATIONS Here are some fun, miscellaneous questions you can ask yourself about your new character, or if you’re really embracing the method-acting I so often compare my experiences in character … Continue reading

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Music as Fodder for Fiction

I often joke that the most difficult part of writing fiction is whatever aspect I happen to be tackling at the moment – first draft, character development, crafting meaningful dialogue, or revealing setting through character interactions with it, and the … Continue reading

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