Category Archives: For Writers

Small Burst Writing: Writing when Life happens

ACK. I AM SO not a Pioneer Woman. I have a resounding respect for the women who trekked out here to NoWhere and made a home and family. Fence line, fur and feather folk, and finding time to write? When Life can’t/won’t … Continue reading

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Fish pee, sharp hooks & smelly dogs: The reason I don’t swim in the river any more

13 stabs with a fish hook 2 smelly, wet dogs 1 blast of fish pee –Just another day in paradise . . . WHEN CHAP ASKED asked me if I’d ever been fishing, I said, “My grandpa used to take … Continue reading

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Dinner time for animals at the house (& a very lonely swan)

DINNER AT MY house means feeding a lot of critters (and yes, Purina makes fish chow). But I start with having the dogs “search” for bones. I hid beef ribs around the property. As usual, Bodhi found his first… But … Continue reading

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Extra penises and disembodied horse heads: The skinny on good cover design

  SO I’M WORKING on the cover for Morgue File, and while I’m proficient in PhotoShop, I admit I’m not a pro. But I did learn the art and craft of the software under the deft tutelage of awesome author … Continue reading

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Revised, but needs something better than the Barney song…any suggestions?

THE EL NIÑO winds were back with a vengeance. They roared darkly against the canvas top on my Jeep CJ-7, rattling the canvas top and causing Marlowe to stare at me from the passenger seat to make it stop. The … Continue reading

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How Budweiser changed my life *and it how it can change yours too*

AND NO, I’M not advocating investing in a six-pack or even a case of America’s favorite cold beverage (been there, done that and all it does is make it worse). It goes a lot deeper than that. Go ahead and … Continue reading

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