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I have travelled from the rural community of Arctic Bay to the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, continually seeking new ideas from the people I meet. I am , primarily, a writer, but I have been a rancher, public health nurse, researcher and a university teacher. I enjoy talking to writers who look for inspiration and tips about writing. The world of social meda allows us all more exciting exchanges between writers and readers. You are invited to participate on my website.

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Ouch,! We do need a critic.

Ouch,! We do need a critic.

Writing is all about feelings: yours, the character’s, and the reader’s. It takes fortitude to deal with all this emotion. And then, once you have written the story and been as true as you can be to your own beliefs, respected the reader, and tried…

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Your Elements of Style

Your Elements of Style

Your writing style is a little like your clothes sense; it’s something you develop to suit yourself and to make a statement about yourself to others. You can read about what would reveal your personality, what would flatter you, what would create a memorable impression…

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Working at it!

Working at it!

I have been writing a new book and trying to upload several books to this online site. I yearn for the old days when people with secretarial skills did all the difficult work of making sure the format and font were correct and the presentation was…

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Hello All!

Hello All!

I am on page 206 and Chapter 12 of my new adult mystery. At this point, nothing seems to fit together well, and the characters are in danger of taking over. I recognize that danger and have decided I need a firm grip on the…

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