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Strangest Google search in service of Story

November 6 question – What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever googled when
researching a story?
Thanks to the awesome co-hosts of the IWSG – Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, and C. Lee McKenzie!

Ah, you ain’t gonna believe, though maybe you will… Because, you know, I’m a Boomer, a child of the ’60s.… ...

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The most honest opening line of a memoir –

Shh-h, be quiet. My husband is writing a memoir. ‘Tis true.

It’s a sort of introduction of ‘who I am’ to his men’s group. At church. Therefore, he’s not apt to use the meme quote… Ya think?!

But, wouldn’t it be the best – and truest – opening line of a memoir.

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Hey Writer Lady: Which Character is YOU?

http://insecure writers support network blog

July 3 question: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?

If you are a friend of mine – and even if you’re not – you may have heard me say, “I enjoy my characters and their world more than most people I know.”

This is not, at its core, a control issue for me.… ...

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Language is Everything

Language is Beauty – words, rhythm, turns of phrase. Language is deathless – once written, it can be seen forever, uncensored like thoughts and spoken words. Language has a beat and singers sing to it, drummers drum to it, audiences enjoy it.… ...

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Dreams are… realized.

Dreams are restorative, of that, we are assured. My physician ordered sleeping pills during my active treatment for breast cancer and angst. A dozen years later, I’m still on the pill.

I sleep well and dream long.

It’s said that dreams are both the love letters and the hate mail of the subconscious.… ...

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Creativity Evolved

I may or may not always be an insecure writer – such is the nature of the beast – but I know that my style, creativity, and aplomb have evolved since I started writing free 7-8 years ago.

What began as a quest to accomplish wishes not yet explored in my life – like playing the French Horn or rollerskating with grace, balance, and finesse or writing without the prescribed stricture of clinical reports (I was a speech-language pathologist and had written thousands and thousands and thousands, some with fabulous fiction on the page 😉 – has turned into an encore career.… ...

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No salad course, of course

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DRINKING: because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad.

The provocative phrase, written on a cocktail napkin of vibrant blue hue, drew a laugh and my quick purchase at a local gift shop. It’s evoked many a laugh since, as we shared among guests in our home.… ...

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