Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Tulip In July

One thing I don’t always do enough of here at Hawleyville is share bits and pieces of my fiction.  I’m going to try to start doing a bit more of that. For starters, I’ve decided to post a piece I … Continue reading

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First the Poe Toaster. Now the Baltimore Poe House in Peril?

In Baltimore, even those who aren’t aspiring writers or horror fans like myself feel a unique attachment to Edgar Allan Poe.  In the early 1830s, the writer lived briefly in Baltimore with his cousin and wife-to-be Virginia and his aunt. … Continue reading

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A Winner, A Contest and A “Just Wondering …”

I’ll keep my mental meanderings short today, because I know that what you’re all waiting for is the Life List Club giveaway winner announcement … But before I get there, I do have a question for my fellow writers, especially … Continue reading

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Gametime – Life List Club Premiere Milestone Party is Here!

  Gametime for the Life Listers! We all know I’m obsessed with football – Steelers football in particular, but I also just love watching the game. So when our first Life List Club Milestone Party rolled around and I sat … Continue reading

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My Writer’s Music – the Sound of Creativity

Here and there, I’ve had online discussions with other writers about their “writing soundtracks.” Some writers require silence while they’re hammering away at their WIPs. The thought of listening to music, even their favorite song, while they’re creating just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Fall, Festivities and Freakitude

In my neck of the woods, there are cool crisp breezes in the air. Going out at night means wearing a sweatshirt or a jacket. The weather is perfect for sitting by campfires with glasses of wine and long weekend hikes. … Continue reading

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Waiting in Westeros

NOTE: This post may contain a few Song of Ice and Fire/Dance with Dragons spoilers, or at least some ideas about where things might go. I try to avoid that, but want to give fair warning just in case. Last … Continue reading

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