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Feel Like Someone’s Watching You? — Use It In Your Writing!

by Roseanne Dowell Several years ago, I dropped my husband off for work at midnight. On the way home, I was following a car. A few minutes later, another car turned out of a side street and followed me.  I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Penelope Lively!

Happy Birthday to Penelope Lively! She’s a contemporary Booker Award and National Book Award-winning author. I love reading her work. She’s an expert in delving deep into character and in crafting beautifully written prose. To celebrate her special day, I … Continue reading

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Should I Follow Alice Into the Rabbit Hole?

Several months ago, while re-exploring some favorite stories from my childhood, I re-read Alice in Wonderland and Alice and the Looking Glass. At the time, I had no idea that I would be living with the story for much of … Continue reading

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Fodder For Fiction First Friday Writing Excercise: March 2010

This month’s writing exercise is kid’s stuff! I thought it would be fun if we all tried our hand at Madlibs Online. Complete the form here. Press the “generate Madlib” button, then copy and paste the result in the comments … Continue reading

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Fodder for Fiction Birthday Bash: John Irving

by Lisa Lipkind Leibow, Author of Smart Women’s Fiction I can barely form words to express my excitement over celebrating the birthday of one of my favorite authors of all times. John Irving is the king of quirky characters. I … Continue reading

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I GOT SPARKED!

by Lisa Lipkind Leibow I’m coming off of an incredible ten days, when it comes to the flow of creative juices. If you listened to my interview on Kim Smith’s Introducing Writers BlogTalkRadio, you might have heard a little about … Continue reading

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WHAT MAKES A FAMILY?

A family need not be a mother, father, sister, brother. Thankfully, we live in a diverse world. Today, in any random-neighborhood, suburban street, or city block, a single mother with three children, might live next to a couple who, married … Continue reading

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February’s First Friday Fodder For Fiction Writing Prompt!

Using the following first line as a prompt, write the first paragraph of a story. Build on the hook provided. This is the actual first line of an unidentified novel. Extra bonus points for the first one who posts with … Continue reading

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THE SMELL OF LOVE AND OTHER EMOTIONS

Smells can bring back a flood of memories, or elicit a visceral reaction based on a traumatic experience. It’s funny, I grew up among a generation of grandparents who smoked like chimneys. I live my adult life as a member … Continue reading

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On Men and Monsters

In fiction, there is often no question as to the significance of monsters used in a given story.  Monsters represent that which is dark and evil in humanity.  We write and read about them to acknowledge their impact on our … Continue reading

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