Closing Chapters (aka – Killing your darlings)

In life, and in writing, it is a challenge… The last few months I have had to refocus on writing my manuscript, I have had to restructure the opening of the book. Decide on the tense – yep, stuck with first person, and, (gasp), I have had to “kill my darlings”. Yes that is a […]

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Todays word is: Nostalgic

Nostalgic: follow the link to the free online dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/nostalgic. I was talking to a friend who recently lost both a family member, and secondly a much loved family pooch.  Feeling bereft of these special acquaintances, the family had decided to take a small break together, returning to what has been a frequent familial gathering place. The scene where many […]

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