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Monday, July 6, 2015

Setting just begging for a sci-fi futurist story... I am not sure what the headline writer here thinks is terrifying: this classy bunker seems well-secured in its cliff. I daresay any builder would determine the stability of any cliff or mountainside before attempting such a structure.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Prompt: What is your best dog story?

From the time their ancestors' eyes glowed at the edge of our ancestors' fires, dogs have lived beside us. Jack London wrote stories of courageous dogs, James Thurber wrote of THE DOG THAT BIT PEOPLE. There are many stories of heroic dogs and of desperately needy dogs. What's your own dog story? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Prompt: Rain

I love the first blustery rain of autumn in the Pacific NW, after a long, dry, and sometimes hot summer. I love the sound of rain drumming on the roof above my bed, where I am tucked up warm and cozy, and maybe not alone. I love the earthy smell of the rain in Colorado that comes only occasionally,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What do you think? Communicate, please!

Krisles got me thinking about this whole business of online communication. It seems that tapping on a keyboard is largely replacing actual speech between friends, family, and utter strangers. This calls for certain cautiousness, much as face-to-face interactions do. Online relationships are just as... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

What is your favorite reference source?

I have a stack of books on costuming into which I have been dustily delving this morning, and to these hands-on references, I also go to the Internet for research. Where do you go when you need to find out, learn or remind yourself of something? Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Tyranny of Rules

It's been said that getting a Bachelor's Degree tells the world that you know the tools of your professional field. Having a Master's diploma tells the world that you know how to use them. A PhD says you know how to create your own. The rules of grammar, punctuation, etc. are the tools of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 20, 2015

I cannot emphasize this enough...

Many writers write as they would speak aloud, and use the signals of emphasis and pause to be properly 'heard.' Unfortunately, the punctuation and devices we have available don't really do the job we want them to do, and in fact, often does exactly what punctuation is supposed to prevent: it... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Writing opportunity that looks 'write' up our street! So many of us here write of truly inspirational times and events in our lives... I think this could be a worthwhile effort. Be sure to read the guidelines if the opportunity tempts you!... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's a bunch of rot!

Let him rot in jail.... rot in prison... rot in the deepest cell of the darkest dungeon... I cringe everytime they say it... in dramas, in live conversation, in stories, anywhere there is dialog about consigning some miscreant to judicial confinement... Can no one come up with a better and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 16, 2015

first draft

Getting the next post ready, for Today's Visions... Jane Goodall Which came first, the chicken or the egg? With young Jane, it was the chicken that she watched for hours, to discover how the egg was laid. She was five years old, and the police were about to be called, she had been... Sign in to see full entry.

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