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Drama, with a Twist: Part 1

After fits and starts and many interruptions, I’ve finally finished an edit of my third novel, First of Second Chances.  Fresh in my mind, as I worked through the final couple of chapters, was an interesting presentation at the recent Pacific Northwest Writers Association meeting.  … Continue reading

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When Honesty is Not the Best Policy

How honest are you?  In your personal code of conduct, is it okay to dodge a question that you don’t want to answer? shade the truth for a good cause? omit certain details to save yourself or another person embarrassment?  … Continue reading

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Mightier than the Sword?

A couple of days ago there was another report in the news about the terrible consequences of cyber-bullying, kids using social media to dis their classmates on a massive scale.  Not that gossip and slander are new.  They’ve always been around; only the … Continue reading

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The Villains We Love to Hate

When I decided to write a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, what I most looked forward to was reveling in the happiness of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.  That was before it dawned on me that I couldn’t make a novel out of 300 pages … Continue reading

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