Monthly Archives: August 2012

From Custer to Random Facts

The following paragraph was taken from information provided in Custer’s book, which may or may not have been published. If it was, I couldn’t find it in my research for Stoneheart’s Woman. Mo-nah-se-tah – The young grass that shoots in … Continue reading

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  BE A FRIEND Saturday Kristen Lamb came to the Ozarks and our group, the Ozarks Writers League (OWL) was privileged to share her expertise. I’ve been a fan of Kristen’s blog since I began the quest to learn about … Continue reading

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Writing When the Bloom Fades

This year most of the country is experiencing a terrible drought. (See Huffington Post.) Crops are blistering in fields, pastures yellowing to a crisp doneness. I look out my office window and see trees with leaves drooping, some falling to … Continue reading

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When was the last time you cried or laughed aloud while reading a book? Do you remember why the story affected you so? Let’s discuss what it takes as a writer to create fiction that will make our readers laugh … Continue reading

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