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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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The Omnivore’s Dilemma as Fodder for Fiction

If you checked in this past Friday on my What I’m Reading feature, you probably noticed that one of my recent reads was a nonfiction called The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The author Michael Pollan follows each of the food chains that … 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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The Invisible Menace

by Jane Toombs My brother, twenty years older than I, had a cottage on Lake Superior with dense woods between the lake and the highway  As a teenager,  I often visited in the summer.  One day I was alone there, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Flew With the Greatest of Ease!

I had a different post planned for today, but I had to share this! Last summer, when attending an event in downtown DC at the vacant lot where the old Convention Center used to be, I saw people swinging from … 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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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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Wizards, Giants, and the Collector’s Curse

My Number One Son is an athlete and sports fan. This lucky kid owns spectacular sports memorabilia. Some came as gifts, and he even caught a ball or two at baseball games. His most prized collectibles include an autographed jersey … Continue reading

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LISA’S MONTHLY RANT: This Girl Passes On TV’s That Need Glasses

Recent media reports promise three-dimensional images will jump out of movie theaters and into living rooms sometime this year. (e.g. CNN) According the linked report, Sony and Panasonic say they will release home 3-D television systems in 2010; Mitsubishi and … Continue reading

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