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A Not So Simple Case of Stage Fright

Here’s something both new and a little different. Possibly even suitable for a younger audience. Let me know what you think. “I’m done for,” Jack told himself. “If I weren’t such a chicken, I’d take my bike out on the … Continue reading

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How much of you should go in your book?

While the answer is obvious for those who write memoir or family histories, the question becomes a great deal trickier when one is writing fiction. To a certain extent, all of what we put in a novel is derived from … Continue reading

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My memory resembles Swiss cheese…

The bigger the memory, the bigger the hole. Or, maybe it’s the better the memory, the bigger the hole. That’s not really the issue. It’s more of a “which hole represents what” kinda thing. I’ve no problem with stuff I … Continue reading

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My memoir–my memories

Two eye-witnesses, two conflicting stories. Happens all the time. Right? Having watched endless courtroom dramas, either live or via Hollywood, we’ve all heard that witnesses often interpret what they’ve seen in different ways. Defense attorneys love it when witnesses can’t … Continue reading

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Wait. *You’re* going to write a memoir?

Nope, not me. I only have to teach other folks how to do it. So, for now at least, no one outside the family has to worry about me exposing crazy old uncle Naboo and his peculiar approach to tending livestock. … Continue reading

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