Monthly Archives: July 2012

Help Build Future Writers

Where do writers come from?

Lots of different experience awake the writer spark in us all, but one of the most important is reading. Most good writers are also enthusiastic readers, and we tend to start early.

Sadly enough, there are lots of children who don’t have access to books. Poverty, or family traditions, or crisis cut children off from books and reading, and a child who might have become a writer is blocked at the beginning.

There’s a way you can help- and it’s free…

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What’s Different, per Neil Gaiman (Inspiration)

“You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different.”

Neil Gaiman

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Names Based in Nature

When you’re writing a story, one of the trickiest parts is coming up with the right name for a character. As part of my continuing efforts to support you in your writing, here’s two resources for names with meanings connected to nature.

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When All Books Were Free…

My sister is a school librarian, and, in a recent reshuffling of the schools in her district, found herself newly in charge of a children’s library that was a little short of books.

They had them. But they needed some more…

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Welcome to the Court of King Henry the VIII (Time Sensitive)

It’s this coming weekend! The Enfield Renaissance Faire is this weekend and this weekend only on July 28th and 29th from 11-7!

Come to the court of King Henry the VIII for a story of intrigue and adventure. See jousting and learn about armed combat. Catch such sterling performers as Circus Stella, the Graces, and Zoltan the Adequate, to name only a few. Enjoy good food and amazing shopping in the ambiance of a medieval festival…..

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It’s an Olympic Sale of Epic Proportions (Time Sensitive)

Been thinking about picking up a copy of “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath- Surviving and Thriving as A Psychic Empath”?

Been thinking about buying a number of copies and getting your holiday shopping done early?

Well, we’ve got a double sale for you 🙂

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On Action, per Raymond Chandler (Inspiration)

“When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.”
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“Happy Birthday to Me – Some Thoughts on Free Will and Time”

It’s my 54th birthday this Sunday, and in honor of the occasion, I’d like to repost an article from three years ago on the subject of aging and what that can mean to us. It’s from my other blog

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Games Writers Play – How We Met

Want another game to help you build writer skills?

How about inviting your friends to a storytelling contest. The wilder the better.

For instance, this game that I played on Facebook…

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The Middle Ages Comes to Enfield, CT(Time Sensitive)

Are your days getting a bit too mundane and humdrum?

Do you need a little epic adventure in your life?

Have no fear. The adventure is back the weekend after next, and I’ll be a part of it.

It’s the Enfield Renaissance Faire, courtesy of CTRF, coming your way on July 28th and 29th on the Enfield Green in Enfield, CT…. Continue reading

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