Category Archives: Chicken Soup


For about 8 or 9 years (I’m bad about keeping track of stuff like that) our critique group, the North West Arkansas Writer’s Workshop, here in Fayetteville, Arkansas has held a free all-day writer’s conference or workshop. It fills both … Continue reading

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Ozarks grow in popularity

It seems the Ozarks have gained some popularity while I wasn’t looking. I’ve pitched ideas for stories on the Ozarks for several years with little or no interest. Now the public can’t seem to get enough.I was approached by a … Continue reading

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A Labor of Love

As a writer, I seldom do holidays with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving. Today is labor day, and I’d rather be at my computer than slouched in a chair in the shade fanning myself. I began this past weekend … Continue reading

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