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Heeeeere’s…..Father Francis!


Poor Father Francis. Originally the opener, he’s been relegated to back-up player. Let me explain. I created Father Francis to provide an insider’s view of Clinton from an outsider’s perspective. Who better than a priest to know everything that’s going … Continue reading

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The work of writing


Writing is both a labor of love and a lot of work. A Charlotte Writers’ Club author said in a recent club newsletter that the more time she allows to elapse between writing sessions, the harder it is for her … Continue reading

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Ramping up the tension


Some people thrive on conflict. I am not one of them. Actual and imagined confrontations leave my stomach in knots. Although conflict avoidance can make the real world more pleasant, it is the kiss of death in fiction, which requires … Continue reading

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Characters writing themselves


After my critique group gave me a not-too-subtle push to get on the stick and write, I did. My first chapter is finished (first draft, anyway), and I started the second. It feels good. One of the most enjoyable things about … Continue reading

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What a character


I had a crush on Sherlock Holmes. Not the TV or movie actors with their pale interpretations of the great detective, but the man Arthur Conan Doyle revealed in the red linen-bound 1927 volume of The Complete Sherlock Holmes I … Continue reading

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