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Steampunk Revealed: Part III

Certainly steamers are not to be confused with Goths, the subculture that dresses in long black coats with buckles and chains, heavy spiked boots, black-dyed hair, and makeup of white foundation, heavy eyeliner, black fingernail polish, and unusual piercings. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Prompts Inspire Writing

Do you have days when you simply cannot think of a thing to write? In fact, have you ever experienced writer’s block for weeks or months? You’re brain- dead, uninspired; life is boring, you’ve heard no interesting conversations, witnessed no exciting … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Life Is Not Mine

In July, I visited Mark Twain’s home in Hartford CT. He was born in 1835 in Florida MO and died in 1910 at age 74 in Redding CT. I’d visited his home many years ago but forgot how elegant it … Continue reading

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Town Sounds

We’ve moved into town from a rural area, and I’m still getting used to the town sounds–quite different from those of the country. As a writer who relishes description, color, place, and all the senses, I try to be particularly … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden Revisited

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett remains one of my all-time favorite books. There was something special about the snotty little orphaned English girl Mary finding the key to the overgrown garden behind high walls at her uncle’s home. … Continue reading

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