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The Ball’s in Your Court

I have been blogging for close to five months, faithfully posting musings and tips every Sunday and Thursday.  This is not one of those mega-blogs that draws thousands of hits a week but I am pleased that (according to my wordpress dashboard) that I have drawn close to 4,000 views and I have over 150 […]

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Don’t Don’t Tell

Could I see a show of hands out there from those of you who have heard the phrase “show, don’t tell?”  Whoa. That’s pretty much everyone.  I did a Google search on the phrase and got a return of over 1.6 million results. I’m still going through them… For anyone who raised their hand despite […]

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The Rest of the Story: A Short Story Part 2

As Paul Harvey used to say, “And now, the rest of the story.” If you missed my previous post check it out for the first half this story.  Without further ado I present the conclusion: A Stranger Within part two Robby bolted from behind the bar and leaped to the stage. “Stacey!” he yelled back […]

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The Long and Short of It: A Short Story Part 1

I have been writing some short stories with the thought that I would gather them together into a collection.  The idea is to have all of the stories set in the same town and have some of the characters intersect in each of the stories so that there is an overlapping of sorts. Each story is about […]

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Cooking Up An Analogy

Middle school was probably the last time you were confronted by those A is to B as C is to D analogies.  You know what I’m talking about: Fingers are to hands as toes are to: A) ankles B) feet C) legs D) centipedes The answer of course is B) feet. But today I am […]

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Creativity “Don’t Get No Respect”

I came across this highly entertaining 2006 TED talk by Ken Robinson, which still has some powerful insights on how creativity is approached in the education system and is just as relevant today as it was six years ago when he presented this subject. So much pressure is placed on kids these days to excel.  Schools have […]

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The Magic of the Written Word

Writers are magicians of sorts.  Particularly fiction writers. The pen is a magic wand used to conjure up people, places, and things out of thin air.  In some instances whole worlds or galaxies are created.  That’s quite a trick.  Writers poses the power to transport readers across space and time—a combination time machine and teleporter. […]

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