Monthly Archives: August 2012

Confessions of a Closet Vegan

Yesterday my friend, Sandy, and I went out to lunch at Briar Rose, a great little bakery just up the road from me here in Farmington.  Both Sandy and I ordered a spinach salad.  No bacon.  No egg.  No cheese.  … Continue reading

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I am a lazy glutton.  But it’s not just me.  And I can prove it. My favorite candy is Peanut butter Cups.  My only complaint against the delicious calorie-packed treats used to be that mountain of orange and brown wrappers … Continue reading

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Family Fiction

Who owns my memories? If I write about my childhood, do I have to take into account the impact my truths may have on others who lived in the same house? If I tap into my life as a young … Continue reading

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Fiction vs Reality – Same,same but different

Same, same but different. I heard that a lot when I traveled in Asia. I’ll give you a for instance: I’d climb into the rickshaw in Danang and tell the driver, a former ARVEN who insisted I call him Doc, … Continue reading

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Fiction vs Reality – Same, Same, but Different

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Plotting–All You Need is the Tip of the Iceberg

Last week it was my turn to write a post for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen.  Plotting your book was my topic. Now, the way I plot is to have a scene or character in my head, sit … Continue reading

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