Archive for August 2010

Character Development: "City Island," the Movie

A couple of nights ago I decided to watch a movie and instead of going to Netflix and streaming one into my computer or TV, I decided to check out the Pay-Per-View channels. I was pleased to see that Dish had updated its listing and there were a few, new unwatched (by me, anyway) flicks to choose…

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One Writer's Method – Meredith Greene

Throughout my writing career, it never fails to amaze me about the quality of people I meet along my path. From my very first steps into writing I met wonderful people who helped me incredibly (like Michael Collins) to fulfill my desire to becoming a working writer. I’m very pleased to introduce to you another such…

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Two-Cats-in-a-Row & Suggested Reading

Okay, I’m obsessed. This, I believe, is common-knowledge to those in my circle, now, everyone who reads this posting will know as well. Oh… Goody. Goody. 🙂 Anywho. A dear colleague of mine, Dennis Moore, book reviewer for San Diego’s East County Magazine (www.eastcountymagazine.org) contacted me last week when I posted a notification that Wednesdays…

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Cats, cats and more cats!

Last night I spent a few hours “adjusting” the cats in the main area of our house. For a few years now, everyone had been living in peace and harmony but, then, for whatever reason, things went hinky! Apricot Jelly and Vincent began harassing my sweetest little Pinky Pie! Pinky is what is more scientifically…

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All Over the Place!

I am all over the place lately with this blog. Not good. I’m sorry but I have been aching to just write about writing just for the heck of it. Today, Monday, is supposed to be writing craft day and we left off our discussion about character development. Well, if you take the writer of…

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Easy As Pie at Bobby’s Diner by Susan Wingate A review from the Midwest Book Review of my latest novel, “Easy as Pie at Bobby’s Diner”–the no. 2 book in the Bobby’s Diner Series.     Easy as Pie at Bobby’s Diner Susan Wingate Blue Star Books 903 Pacific Avenue, Suite 207A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

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Tell me something…

That’s right. It’s assignment day again! Assignment Day is that day that I look at your work. Today’s concentration should be on character still. These are the restrictions: 1. Up to 4 double-spaced pages of work 2. 12-pt font – Courier, Garamond, Calibri, Arial (any of them), and Times New Roman 3. 1″ margins on…

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I Want Cats in My Blog!

So, I’m doing away with Crossword Puzzle Day. I know. Please don’t cry. Look, it had a miserable, lame following because obviously people are not very good at them anymore (egging, goading). Cats, however, seem a much more entertaining subject anyway. For me, especially. Read on. A Cat Poem follows. Do you have one? Want to…

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