Tag Archives: writing

Clever Writer

I have faced similar challenges as the zoo manager in the following humorous story when writing. I admire his creative solution, though I haven’t yet needed to order a mongoose or two. With Love, Russ The manager of a large city zoo was drafting … Continue reading

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Three Lives in One

It’s happened. Dreams of real life and imagined life life via one of my fiction stories joined together into a mind-tripping dream meld last night. My mind replayed a combined sequence of challenging times that I actually lived through, through in … Continue reading

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An Insight Just Hit Me

An editor is a bit like a translator for someone struggling to be understood. With Love, Russ

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Story Excerpts and Updates

My latest writing project, It Was Her Eyes, is progressing nicely. Until now, my writing for grownups has involved short stories. This is my most ambitious writing project yet. I’ve typed about 6,600 words, and wrote perhaps a thousand more (while … Continue reading

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It Was Her Eyes

Two posts ago I mentioned I planned to focus more of my energy on creating stories involving paranormal topics, perhaps with a twist of love or romance. A couple ideas came to me in the meantime but none took flight. … Continue reading

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Done Straddling on the Creative River

In the last few days I’d begun to have a gnawing empty feeling regarding writing. If you had asked me yesterday as to what my primary fiction genre was for grown-up readers (I also write children’s books) I’d have probably … Continue reading

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“Santa’s Helper”

I’m writing a story that has the working title of “Santa’s Helper.” It is an action/adventure/mystery/crime fiction. The genesis for the story came when I read an interview about a man who was retiring from being a shopping mall Santa … Continue reading

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