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  • Dear Critique Partner
    Let me start by thanking you for your thoughtful feedback about my recent submission. It’s apparent you spent a considerable amount of time on it. First, I hope my effort to provide a good clean copy for your review didn’t go unnoticed. I don’t believe in submitting a first draft because it inevitably includes more … Continue reading Dear Critique Partner
  • On Board ‘Seascape’ 1968, Part 2
    The North Channel in Ontario, CanadaJuly 27 – August 8, 1968 The last six days (days 8-13) of our 1968 summer vacation on our boat, a 36’ Chris Craft named Seascape. Accompanying us on this voyage was the Playmate II with the Phillips family – Ron (captain), Joyce (first mate) and Carolyn (crew in training) … Continue reading On Board ‘Seascape’ 1968, Part 2
  • Fiction: Door to My Imagination
    Being #writingwedesday, I set aside some time to write whatever comes to mind. Sometimes, it might be putting pen to paper and writing about an idea or a scene unfolding in my mind. Other times, it’s a photo that captures my imagination. Today, I used this picture as my inspiration. Most photos give me story … Continue reading Fiction: Door to My Imagination
  • Fiction: He’s Watching
    This piece is an attempt at the stream of consciousness style. I’m not sure I nailed the technique, but I enjoyed writing it. It stirred my emotions, and it’s good any time we are moved by something whether it’s art, music, a novel, or a conversation. The setting is a bar where a woman is … Continue reading Fiction: He’s Watching
  • Writing Styles: Active Voice
    Another writing exercise using an active voice. Learning the craft of writing includes lots of reading, and as an aspiring writer, I read several novels over the holidays. One of my favorites was Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. A husband-wife team co-authored Magic Bites using the pseudonym Ilona Andrews. Published on March 27, 2007, it … Continue reading Writing Styles: Active Voice