• » The Power of Anticipation

    Alfred Hitchcock, the undisputed master of suspense, once said, “There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.” Set up a character goal Have a character talk about the future Set up a secret plan Have a character be warned Establish dramatic irony, a.k.a. ‘reader superior position’ As a writer, we … Continue reading The Power of Anticipation

  • » Follow Your Heart

    But take your brain with you. I watched my cat chase a squirrel up to the top of a tree once. The squirrel was much faster that my fat cat, and got away. Then my cat found himself way up in the tree, squirrel-less, and higher than he felt comfortable with. He started meowing for … Continue reading Follow Your Heart

  • » Change is good…but dollars are better!

    My Grandma Rutledge used to always tell me, “change is good”. I can’t truly say if it’s good or bad, or simply change.  I’ve had so much change in my life in every area, I wouldn’t know what to do if suddenly nothing changed. So maybe change is good. But recently I uttered those words, … Continue reading Change is good…but dollars are better!

  • » How to Fly

    “How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” ~ Trina Paulus If you stop and think about it, we are all caterpillars, aspiring to something greater. But at what point do we become brave enough, or impassioned enough to leave … Continue reading How to Fly

  • » Still Here!

    I’ve been absent, but I’m back. I’m sorry if you’ve missed me. ‘ve missed you and it’s time to get back on track. I moved, and things were in storage for a long time, but finally settled in to my new home. And I’m a home body. I love making my home comfortable and snuggling … Continue reading Still Here!

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