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Say What Now?

“Let it bleed and we’ll cut it,” the man said. When you read those words, what is your initial reaction? Do graphic images come to mind? As I’m exploring more ways in which to move characters through a setting or place, argot (rhymes with target) or jargon comes into play so that the scene and … Continue reading

These Books Have Been Banned, Really???

I’m reblogging Maggie’s reblog. According to Mags, it’s Banned Books Week. Really, I mean really?? Read on…

The Writer Reveal

Last week I wrote a post asking all of you to vote for your favorite passage from some “mystery” writers.  Thanks to all of you who decided to play.  The votes came in and below are how they ranked, along with the writer and where the passage came from.  If you click on the links … Continue reading

Monday Musing and Motivations – Part Fourteen – Doubt

Do you ever have one of those days when you just feel kind of uncertain?  You can’t really put your finger on exactly what you’re uncertain about, it’s kind of an underlying hum of something not quite right. I’m trying to pinpoint where it came from.  I had a good week finishing an article for … Continue reading

Don’t Like How the Ending Turns Out? Maybe You Can Change It…

I do not own one of those Nooks, Kindles, e-readers whatever all of them are called so you can download a zillion books and read them whenever you want to.  I’m sure I’ll fold sooner or later and get one.  Maybe. Let me preface this by saying:  All of you great writers that have published … Continue reading

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a person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby.

synonyms: designer, creator, originator, producer; old master

a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker.

a person skilled at a particular task or occupation.

synonyms: expert, master, maestro, past master, virtuoso, genius

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