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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Fortunetelling

So. I used to tell fortunes. Sort of. Very seldom for others, usually for myself. I used tarot cards. And I once tried Viking runes. I never got an intuitive feel for them like I did the tarot. I used … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Choices

When I first opened this message from the Universe and read through it, I thought: Whoah! This sounds like my writing process. By now, you know I’m a puzzler. I start with a basic framework and the story just sort … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Senses

An instructor of a creative writing class I took one time insisted that every scene needed to have all five senses represented or it wasn’t a complete scene. I dutiful covered all the bases with each assignment. My characters smelled … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Hoedown

Yesterday was a brain day. And there are days when I don’t brain well at all. When it comes to formatting and making sure everything is right because one, I’m a professional and two, I’m a professional. That said, I’m … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Magic

I’ve said this before. To be a writer, to tell stories, to write music or paint pictures or create anything, you have to have an imagination. And using your imagination is like working magic. I’m in the middle of edits … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Implications

Every morning brings something new and oftimes crazy. Because that’s the world right now. In betwseen scratching my head and it exploding, I manage to get through the day by writing. This message from the Universe showed up not long … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Hearts

Sometimes, I don’t even know the question until the Universe pops up and answers it for me. Today’s missive is totally on point. As a fiction author, there are things only I can see–or hear, or taste or feel–until I … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Make Believe

The Universe has been keyed into my psyche of late. Well, my writer’s psyche, anyway. It seems that I’m getting a message every day or so with insignts into this whole gig. Writing is a process. Everyone who does this … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Story Time

I occasionally appear on writers’ panels. Or I used to before the universal shut-down, and you’ll note that’s with a small “u” so I’m talking in broad terms rather than referring specifically to the Universe. Anyway, writers on panels often … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Fiction

I almost feel like I should post the photo I normally use for Wednsday Words since I fell asleep at the keyboard yesterday and posted my usual Universe pic for Wednesday Words. I corrected it after I was up, moving, … Continue reading

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