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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

Blogging and Writing

When I began blogging, I didn’t have a clue as to why I was doing it or what I would write about. I had an inkling of an idea. But ideas are fluid—they begin as something and morph into something else as they mature. As time goes along, they reveal themselves as something else again. … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Part Fifty- Five — Love, Sweet Love

Oh love! Poets and writers have attempted to describe it since the beginning of time. I don’t know for certain but I’ll bet there’s some hieroglyphics written on a rock somewhere about it. Love can render us speechless, have us act in ways we never would and scientifically speaking, it has the same addictive effect … Continue reading

Five Things to Do on a Cold Grey Day When You Don’t Have to Leave Your House

Most of us have been going through some bitingly cold days this winter. Along with the cold is the grey. Do you spell it grey or gray? Doesn’t matter, they’re both correct as in: One can become easily distracted, feel out of sorts on a cold, grey day. I’m not from England but I want … Continue reading

From Whence They Came

I was rewriting a short story yesterday morning and decided on the title, “The Nick of Time.” Though the phrase isn’t mentioned anywhere in the story, its implications are fierce—linking the main plot and the subplot—I hope anyway. These vehicles we use to write—setting the tone as tragic or comic, voice patterns of characters, memorable … Continue reading

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artist

ˈärdəst/
noun

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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