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Arrival in a New Country
Arrival in a New Country

I’m now living my new life in another country.  The basic set up of a new life in Ontario, Canada requires patience and grim determination.  Stamina as well. A few days have passed since the hellish...

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A New Life in Another Country

In June of 2019, a moving van will transport my worldly possessions to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. My little family of cats and dogs will follow. Ottawa is Canada’s capital, Justin Trudeau’s city. He’s...

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Write it as Memoir or Fiction?

A small group of writers gathered at the local art gallery several months ago with the intention of writing memoirs. In those early meetings, the subject of whether to fictionalize those memoirs...

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Writing Snappy Dialogue

You can write snappy dialogue even if you don't consider yourself to be the most entertaining talker at the party. There are tips and tricks. Thought I'd excerpt a passage from my  EBook in the...

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Memoir or Fiction? The Choice is Yours

I started a memoir class. I lived until recently in a California mountain village with an unusual number of creative people. We’re close enough to the Los Angeles sprawl that “Industry” people can...

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My Ideal Writing Place

Imagine if you were given permission to buy whatever you liked on Arhaus, a home and outdoor site? Please note this is only an imaginary shopping experience. Sigh. Writers need a good desk or...

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The Fun of Writing Crime Fiction

I knew that if I was going to write a novel, I was going to have fun writing crime fiction. It was fun getting back at the bullies and jerks, the gold-diggers, troublemakers, and narcissists in your...

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