Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tease

In high school a girl who kissed and kissed and kissed and never went any further, was a tease.  And we all know what kind of tease.  But, in a way, that label is a good example of our tendency … Continue reading

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Somersaults and Silly Stuff

I have a clear memory of my grandmother pulling weeds in her backyard.  It was late summer because the branches of the plum tree behind her hung rich with purple-black fruit.  Pink and white and bright orange oriental poppies fluttered … Continue reading

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Roaring Winds of Rohwer

As a writer of fiction I do my best to enter into every scene I create.  I work hard to get correct the tastes and sounds and smells and sights of life that my characters experience. But, every once in … Continue reading

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A Queenly Quest

Queen–a woman noted for her beauty and accomplishments. Quest–a journey in pursuit of a lofty goal. Maybe The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen should change our name to The Literary Quest of the Traveling Queens. Okay, maybe not.  But, truly, … Continue reading

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Performance Anxiety

The oldest advice ever given a wannabe writer was probably,Write what you know. Well, okay the second oldest advice following, Just shoot yourself and get it over with. A few weeks ago, in one of those moments of insanity for … Continue reading

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Oh My, George Takei

George Takei is best known for his role of Sulu on Star Trek and for his newer tag line, “Oh my” delivered with his trademark deep voice. But long before he was the Bridge Officer of the Enterprise, he was … Continue reading

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‘N’ is for Nothing

So you want to be an author? First, from Nothing but blank pages and a keyboard, with only your experience and imagination and talent to guide you, write a book. Write another book.  Write another one.  Now, maybe you’ve honed … Continue reading

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