Archive for August 2016

Lexiconimography

Lexiconimography is NOT a word! I repeat, not a word. It’s a derivation of the word lexicon. Lexicon is a noun meaning: a wordbook or dictionary, especially of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew. the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc. inventory or record: unparalleled in the lexicon of human relations. linguistics the total inventory…

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To Outline or Not–5 Reasons to Outline

To outline or not to outline. That is the question. And here are 5 answers in favor of outlining. But, just for the record, on some level, everyone outlines. I know. I know. Outlining can seem contrived and formulaic. Who knows why we feel this way. I used to outline but now use a sort of hybrid form between both that suits…

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Charting 11,111 Words on My Latest Thriller

Done writing for today! I stopped after charting 11,111 words on my latest thriller novel entitled A SADDER SEASON. This story is a dark tale about a woman who loses her only daughter to heroin. Side note: One key metaphor I use at the beginning of this story is that of the turkey vulture–how it…

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Where We Walk We Find Our Story

Where we walk we find our story and our story finds us.Bob and I take these awesome walks around our island. We live off the coast of Washington State on San Juan Island. There there are over 400 islands and rocks in the archipelago, 128 of which are named. It’s easy to find subject matter to write about…

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Writing Feeds More Writing Feeds Creativity Feeds the Soul

And it’s true… Writing Feeds More Writing Feeds Creativity Feeds the Soul. One thing I have learned, over twenty-some-years of writing professionally, about the creative process, is that writing feeds more writing–that ideas for writing feed more story. Egad. That’s a terrible sentence, grammatically, but you get what I mean. Right? I don’t know how many…

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The Dementia Chronicles #16 – What's Up Buttercup?

Blossom: developing a play about Alzheimer’s from Spencer Lott on Vimeo. Every morning brings a different scenario, doesn’t it? Over the past couple of days, I have had to take over mom’s life completely. Up to now, it’s been a slow progress. When mom got here, she was semi-capable of feeding herself. Although, hamburgers, pizza and…

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Writer Alert! Great Contest Info Within

Go to either of my posts–the Twitter feed or the Facebook feed–to follow the link to this great contest. Best wishes to everyone who enters! But here’s the link and new FREE contest for writers of YA Fiction from Chuck Sambuchino of the Guide to Literary Agents  http://tinyurl.com/z7e9rsc Judged by agent Andrea Morrison of Writers…

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