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A Tale to Treasure

————————————————We experienced a wonderful weekend with Oghma people. Some came in from out of the country. I’m impressed to see so many authors actually engrossed in their career. I don’t know of another publisher who holds retreats for its board … Continue reading

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Years with Dusty

    Dusty and I joined many other writers at a book signing in Branson many years ago The day of his funeral and I waited in the front row. His closed casket held the cow hide he often had on … Continue reading

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Sexy, Dark, and Gritty

    Do you like to be scared? We were discussing this on messenger recently and decided that if we really didn’t like to be scared we should not watch or read stories meant to scare us. Then it came … Continue reading

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The Sensation of Old

Getting old is one of the oddest sensations. In the first place I never imagined it would be this way, that I would look back and wonder where all the years went. I never thought I’d simply wake up one … Continue reading

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Keeping Memories

Me on Grandparent’s farm 1940 I’ve noticed something peculiar about approaching 80 years of age. More and more I dredge up memories and spend time in the past. I remember when my mother-in-law told me, as she aged she lived in … Continue reading

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Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

  Most writers don’t want to hear that nonsense. We like to believe that our words are so clever that we can outdo any picture in capturing the attention of a reading audience. Well, yes, our books must sing in … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

  I’m no Jack or Jaqueline Kerouac, but do I ever have a story to tell. Thought you might enjoy it. I’ll warn you I’m also not a humor writer, though my efforts are oft time humorous. But some of … Continue reading

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From Whose Head is Your Story?

This first section is reprinted from March 2, 2007 Blog Realizing the importance of this subject, I decided to repost several of my blogs which go deep into point of view for writers who continue to have problems. Hope this … Continue reading

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It Drives Me Nuts

First, I have to say I am the contest chair for Ozark Creative Writers Conference contest. Some weeks I block on writing a blog. That probably shows up in the ones I do write. This week has been H E … Continue reading

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WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

Many times I’m asked where I get ideas for my western historical romances.  It’s simple, really. In fact I have enough stuff scribbled down to write these books for another twenty years or so. I prefer to write about the … Continue reading

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