Entries Below Are About The Topic Of creativity

Tale Spin

Thereby hangs a tale… High summer and tiny spiders grace my garden.  Out in the dawn with my dogs in the early hours of four and five a. m., I do not see the silken strands, but feel the spooky … Continue reading

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Do Write

Being a writer means hard work.  Period.  Full Stop.  Do not enter if you can’t stand the directional pull.  Because there will be narrows ahead, there will be doldrums, becalmed days of drifting on endless seas waiting for a coolant … Continue reading

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Masteries of Mystery: Mystery Matters

Thereby hangs a tale… Why write mystery?  The question occurs as I contemplate my Masteries of Mysteries postings.  I’ve written about good and evil, about some of my favorite mystery authors.  I’ve reveled in books, and shall continue to do … Continue reading

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Masteries of Mystery: Hamlet

Thereby hangs a tale… Who’s there? The opening line of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is killer, a question asked by the living of the dead. Who’s there? This query sets the tone of the story. Who is there? Who stands before … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Writing

Thereby hangs a tale… This past week has seen the return of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.  A long time mecca for writers, the Santa Barbara conference has been away for a couple of years.  Now retooled and revved—down at … Continue reading

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