Category Archives: Creativity

What I Do All Day

I retired from teaching many years ago. Shortly before I retired I was getting my hair done in the beauty parlor and commenting to the beautician about how wonderful it would feel to retire. A woman who happened to be … Continue reading

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A NEW YEAR’S CHALLENGE

I’ve written often about getting ideas from dreams. That used to happen far more frequently than it does now. In fact, I have recorded many dreams that offer good material for a novel or a short story but that I’ve … Continue reading

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PERSISTENCE PAYS

Yes, yes, I know. I haven’t blogged in a good long while despite my avowals of keeping to a more regular schedule. I do have good excuses reasons for my negligence. I wrote in an earlier blog that I had … Continue reading

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BUSY, BUSY, BUSY–TOO BUSY!

First an apology. I know I haven’t blogged in a couple of months—at least. Time just slid by me. I’ve been doing too many other things. One is that I’ve been working on the fourth book in the tetralogy that … Continue reading

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MEET A REMARKABLE WOMAN

I am very pleased to have as a guest on my blog today a woman for whom I have great respect and admiration. Please meet Anastasia Charalabakos, Ana for short. Ana has written a memoir titled From Darkness to Triumph, … Continue reading

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A LIFE-LONG LEARNER

When I was still teaching Spanish in public school but thinking about taking early retirement so that I could write full-time, I happened to be talking about that idea in the beauty salon one morning while getting my hair done. … Continue reading

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On Childhood Fantasy Writings and the Childhood of Fantasy Writing

#SFWApro I came across two things in my recent reading that inspired this blog. First, I have to explain that I am a long time reader of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. I read it from cover to cover. However that … Continue reading

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