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Happy Weekend and Some Other Stuff

A brief post today to thank and acknowledge a couple of people who’ve bestowed awards on me or invited me to engage in a tag question/game.  I figure if they take the time to do this, I’ll take the time to respond in kind. This is from Allan at Om Sweet Om.  He’s a very … Continue reading

Missed Monday Musings and Motivations – Part Five – Simplicity

I didn’t post yesterday despite the fact that I’d made a resolution to do so every Monday.    Over a month ago, I vowed to write something inspiring/motivational at the beginning of each week.  I don’t really have any excuse except that I needed a break from this screen, so I decided to give myself … Continue reading

The Backstory — The Difference Between Your Characters Living or Dying

What makes us keep turning the pages of a book or story?  The plot, dialogue, pace and the way in which the writer crafts those elements certainly make a story work or fall apart.  But the backstory — now that’s where the good stuff is. As I write my novel, I’ve become increasingly aware of … Continue reading

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lighten up

light·en 1

(līt′n)

v. light·ened, light·en·ing, light·ens
v.tr.

1.

a. To make light or lighter; illuminate or brighten.
b. To make (a color) lighter.
2. Archaic To enlighten.
v.intr.

1. To become lighter; brighten.
2. To be luminous; shine.
3. To give off flashes of lightning.