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Durkwood: Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Fingers in the Dark The images of a brunette appear to me between spells of darkness. I’m being dragged somewhere. I can vaguely make out the leaves of the trees overhead. An ear-piercing cry erupts from somewhere. The … Continue reading

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Daniel The Draw-er

Originally posted on Born Again Writer:
Daniel The Draw-er S. J. Henderson A book for children aged six and upwards, and also for those who are kids at heart! “This is no ordinary pencil,” says the cat sitting on the…

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Life Sucks and you Move On: 2013 365 Challenge #270

Originally posted on writermummy:
Focussing on what’s important You spend your life worrying about the little things – have the kids eaten a healthy tea, can I afford to take the youngest for lunch in the coffee shop or buy…

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Inspiration

Know what every writer needs, inspiration. Adrian von Ziegler has been an excellent source of inspiration for writing. I can only see him becoming an even greater source of inspiration in weeks to come. So today, the stalemate ends and … Continue reading

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Picture Practice 4: Swamp

The dirt path drowned ahead, and the wooden fence ended. A thrush perched upon a mossy limb. Here, nature dominated. The boles of the trees towered over my head. Their roots were strong, making the broken down houses with gaping … Continue reading

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Picture Practice 3 – The Mountains

Based on Prompt from The Community Storyboard Looking east he felt to be at the top of the world. Ridges covered the top, speckled with greens, and rolling into the surrounding valley. Turning to the west, he felt small. Three … Continue reading

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How my Novel Series Began

Terminology: Pantser – a writer who writes by “the seat of their pants”. Outliner – a writer that writes by outlining everything When I started writing my novel series, I had only a fuzzy idea of where I wanted to … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess with the Mystical

It stood on his hind legs, thin and muscly columns stabbing the ground and ending in thick round thorny claws. From its vertical foot sprouted a huge tensed thigh. Coarse hair jutted out in all directions. Its chest, an envy … Continue reading

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Speed Reading 3 : How to Change the World of Entertainment

I was thinking the other day about why I find so few readers out there as opposed to scatter-brained bloggers. I’ve been trying to keep up with a few blogs (just as I try to keep up with books), and … Continue reading

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Are you bashing yourself or criticizing yourself?

Writers always have days where they hate their writing. At the same time, there are those times when you write a certain sentence and it comes out just perfect. Next thing you know, you feel like you’re on top of … Continue reading

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