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Keeping the Tennis Court

  It’s one of those days when I can’t seem to get my mojo going. I have lots of thoughts and ideas, but—wait, maybe that’s my problem: too many memories and thoughts and feelings swirling around in my head to … Continue reading

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And Pictures Too!

People have been asking whether the Camden Writers’ 2016 anthology is similar to the one we published in 2014, Serving Up Memory. Yes and no. Both have stories, poems, recipes and photographs, but What I Wish I Could Tell You … Continue reading

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Pesky Errors

At some point in the late 1980’s, I wrote a chapter for a human relations textbook. I had been working on a text of my own and had pretty much completed the chapter on prejudice and discrimination. That’s what we … Continue reading

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What I Wish I Could Tell You

I’m loving the final proof copy of What I Wish I Could Tell You, the latest anthology produced by the Camden Writers. I say “final” proof, but by this stage of the game, I realize that nothing is ever really … Continue reading

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Tell Me A Story

There are advantages to getting older. If a person plays her cards right, she has more time to reflect, more time to right some wrongs, more time to meet with old friends and reminisce about the days of yore. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Different Strokes

Write what you know, they say. And while you’re at it, write something people actually want to read.  Okay, got it. Sounds easy enough. Except that it’s not. Sometimes writing about what you know can be difficult, especially if it … Continue reading

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Works in Progress

I’m focused and committed. Or am I? I came across the following paragraphs in my document files just now and was stunned to see the date they were written: June, 2015. Today is August 12, 2016, and I’m still in … Continue reading

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Now and Then and Now Again

It’s crunch time for shaping up this year’s anthology. I’m not at the fingernail-biting stage yet. I know we’ll pull it together my mid-August at the absolute latest. We want our book to be top-notch even if it means tacking … Continue reading

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Keep That Dialogue Real

Do this. Don’t do that. When I first joined a local writing group, I heard those phrases more than I like to think about. Let’s be honest; I still hear those five little words at just about every critique meeting. … Continue reading

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Ada Lynn, Neely, & Cally

As I sat in our bi-monthly writing group critique this morning, I was reminded of this truth: Reading fiction expands your world. My world too. Two writers submitted chapters of the novels they’re working on, and two hours later, I’m … Continue reading

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