Monthly Archives: January 2011

On Structure…an approach

Have I been out to start the primary research of hunting caches yet?  Okay, I’m a wimp.  The ground is snow-covered, temperatures frigid.  Yes, my chocolate Lab, Hannah, gets a daily hike in the woods.  But geocaching involves moving more slowly than she and I do, backtracking, stopping to check waypoints on the GPS, and presently… Continue Reading

Point of View: What’s Yours?

I do promise that I’ll quit following that SUV after today!  (It’s described in the Jan. 1st post if you’re a new reader.)  If you don’t mind, let’s revisit it one more time to talk about another especially important component of fiction.  Point of view.  An author first addresses point(s) of view as s/he decides who will tell the story.  For… Continue Reading

Gleaning More….Details

     Let’s go back to the slushy dark afternoon of my first post.  Remember how I played sleuth and trailed the SUV?  Already the painting on the back window had generated the makings of a plot.  But a bit of tailgating yielded extra details: the birth date was Dec. 31, 2001, and the date of death… Continue Reading

It’s All In The Details

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” (Henry Miller) We have slogged through the winter solstice. Long fingers of twilight still reach up and take early hold of the afternoon of a sleety, biting day. Gray slush blends the… Continue Reading

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