Category Archives: Editor’s Thoughts

Halloween Hop into the Woods

  It’s Halloween and what better day for an author to hop into the woods. It’s gray and cloudy. Stormy winds are stirring and getting ready for a howling good evening. But before I run off to greet the ghouls … Continue reading

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Reinventing Fairy Tales

I’d like to welcome Gayle C. Krause author of Ratgirl, Song of the Viper as a guest to my blog. Gail’s story is based on the classic tale The Pied Piper of Hamelin and we’re going to discuss ‘reinventing’ a … Continue reading

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Kreativ Blogger Award

To my surprise fellow author, blogger and wonderful critique partner Gayle C Krause has honored my humble blog with the Kreativ Blogger Award. I’d like to thank Gayle for following my blog and passing the word along to others. Gayle … Continue reading

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Do Your Characters Suffer from Mid-plot Crisis?

How often have we heard of middle-aged people suddenly feeling lost. They leave their families and friends, jobs and homes to go off and ‘find themselves.’ They’re tired of being defined by their roles (wife, mother, husband, father) or being … Continue reading

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Invitation to Read

I spent last week judging a first sentence contest on my friend’s blog, The Story Teller’s Scroll. There were many interesting entries. I was curious about what followed some of those first lines. It made me realize how obsessed writers … Continue reading

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Editor Blues: The Cover Letter

I am looking at the writing world from the other side of the desk this year. Having recently joined the staff of Stories for Children Magazine, I thought I would share a few posts from the editor’s point of view. … Continue reading

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