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A Hiatus, or did I just quit?

A break – that’s what I called it. Things had gone on a different path than I anticipated. I was selling books, but I was focusing on the need for agents and publicists and book signings and talking with people about … Continue reading

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Squints and Slants

Perspective Squints … When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint. ~Charles Lutwidge Dodgson … Continue reading

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Retooling? I’ll retool you…

Big bonus kudos to you if you picked up on the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation reference. 🙂 photo credit: UGArdener via photopin cc     September 1 – farewell Josephine Yep. September 1, 2013, Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey will … Continue reading

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What’s with this inner Hallmark Channel voice in my writing?!

photo credit: zen via photopin cc     I’ve lost Faulkner and gained a Lifetime movie… Ugh. I don’t know what has happened to me, but I’m not pleased. Has my muse changed shape? If so, no offense, but I’d … Continue reading

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How #Junowrimo reminds me that I am NOT writing

It’s June – JuNoWriMo once again. Last June I wrote the draft of my first organized crime novel – Lotierie: Legend. This June – I could write a sequel. I could write the second novel in the Nelson and Cora … Continue reading

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Everyone is a busy bee, but me!

It seems like everyone I know in the writing, editing, blogging, crafting, creating sphere goes into overdrive during the spring and summer months (except for me!).   photo credit: Cheng I via photopin cc   Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Does changing gears = a name change?

What happens when you want to change directions with your creative endeavors? Do you use a pen name? What if you are a photographer? A recording artist? A painter, a sculpter? Do you try to take your current audience with … Continue reading

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Anthology – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Rich Fabric II

Put it on the calendar and don your thinking caps! Call for submissions for anthology – Rich Fabric II – deadline July 1, 2013. Looking for: Short stories Memoirs Historical essays Poems Black and white photos Original Drawings/Sketches The profits … Continue reading

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Southern Creatives Interview – Poet, John Davis, Jr. @poetjohndavisjr

In honor of National Poetry Month (you are celebrating, aren’t you?), it is my pleasure to have John Davis, Jr. as my guest on Southern Creatives. Would you classify yourself as a Southern poet? Why or why not? I would … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – How are you celebrating?

It seems like there are days and weeks and months celebrating everything. Just FYI – National Poetry Month also shares its time with “Brussel Sprouts and Cabbage” Month and Car Care Month. National Poetry Month? I much prefer to celebrate … Continue reading

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