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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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On the Radio…

Since the release date of Double Out and Back, I’ve been touring the blogosphere, and trying to get the word out! One of my favorite ways to reach readers is to chat on BlogTalkRadio shows. I thought it would be … 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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Silken Sands

A couple of weeks ago, on The Roses of Prose, I wrote about Straddling the Line Between Mentor and Mentee. Well, you’re catching me on the heels of an excellent adventure in doing just that at the Silken Sands Writers … 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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Author Birthday Bash for Toni Morrison!

This week at Fodder for Fiction I’m celebrating Toni Morrison’s birthday! Happy Birthday! To honor her, I’m sharing an excerpt from her work that made me think of how a birthday means something different to a mother than it does … 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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE WALKER!

I’m thrilled to honor Alice Walker! I hope she has a wonderful birthday this week! I am a great fan of The Color Purple. The novel, written in letters is a masterpiece. It’s translation to film and even to the … 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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PACE YOURSELF

Ever heard the expression “pace yourself?” In my case, I truly needed to. Life was so busy. There wasn’t enough time for me to pursue my creative writing habit so I went for a weekend retreat with Nancy, a fellow … Continue reading

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