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The year is 1568. Queen Elizabeth sits on the throne of England. Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled Scotland seeking refuge with her cousin Elizabeth. Instead, she finds herself imprisoned and turned over to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury. … Continue reading

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Trees, continued

I first mentioned my current obsession with trees here.  Please, allow me to continue to ramble on.  My current WIP takes place in a dense forest, similar to or based on the dense forests in southwest Germany or the Alsace … Continue reading

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A writer’s prayer

Let the air and ideas float around me While I sit among papers and words. Let me submerge myself in fable and adventure And grasp the whisper on the wind. Today let me live in possibility, Allowing myself to wander … Continue reading

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Notes from the road to 50,000

The tale of a novel in progress: As most of you know, in November I participated in NaNoWriMo.  For the uninitiated, that stands for National Novel Writing Month, where each November, thousands of people attempt to write a 50,000 word … Continue reading

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I am – a poem

Over the past couple of years, I have spent some time working with kids trying to write an “I am” poem.  Recently I had another such day.  The kids stared at the prompt, not understanding what was required of them.  … Continue reading

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