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Using Structure to Move the Story

It has been a long time since I thought about an actual “writing lesson” blog post, but I just returned from a wonderful month long writing adventure and came to a realization I want to share. I have long known that the sentence length and even word length can increase or decrease the intensity and […]

Do I really want the mouse to die?

I was out of town for ten days and when I returned there was blatant evidence that a mouse had moved into my studio…droppings all around the computer, my thread drawer a tangled mess, and a quarter size hole chewed in my priceless wool rug (from Tierra Wools, New Mexico and woven by my cousin, […]

Robin’s November Book Reviews

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler. It was only by coincidence that I was reading this book on the day we had our two hundred year old Ponderosa Pine tree removed. Our tree was sick, she had a big wound/weak area way up there and was right next to the house..where is all this leading? […]

Book Club: Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

I was not able to attend the book club meeting, so I don’t have much input on what the other members thought. From the Author’s website: An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. Recalling Olive […]

Author Interview: KM Pohklamp

Yes, Virginia, great things do happen on Facebook. That is where I met KM Pohklamp and I am so glad I did. I also had the chance to add her to my list of authors I wanted to interview after reading an advanced copy of Apricots and Wolfsbane. K.M. Pohlkamp is a blessed wife, proud […]

Marlene’s October Book Reviews

  AUDIO BOOKS Moonglow by Michael Chabon. Grandfather is dying and with pain-meds he opens up to his grandson with stories upon stories of his life exploits, foibles, accomplishments and mishaps as well as love and loyalty. The grandfather thinks that he didn’t do anything worthwhile with his life but through the grandson (and excellent […]