Author Archives: d. Rae

Brain Freeze

Yesterday was -17° F. Today freezing rain is predicted. I do not know about you, but it is too cold and miserable to try to pursue anything fresh and novel. Especially on a Monday. Cabin fever anyone? ∞ So, I … Continue reading

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Tax Time

Well, it is that time of year when we must face the dreaded accounting of our achievements. For those lucky enough to be published in the previous year, that is. Or are receiving royalties. ∞ So, I thought I would … Continue reading

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A New Year

Happy New Year! How time does fly (or not) when you are not having fun. I guess I should explain my lengthy absence from this blog: Total Knee Replacement. ∞ Surgery was in October to replace my right knee which … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Have you ever lost a word? Have it go skittering off to play hide-and-seek? At least once a chapter I look for a certain, descriptive word but can’t find it. It seems to know I’m looking and has decided to … Continue reading

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Book Two

After  completing four drafts of my first book, I have decided to take a break. ∞ I am now working on book two — A Mother’s Dream . . . ∞ If you would like to follow my word count … Continue reading

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Replay

A humor site that I visit daily has requested, if we like today’s poem, we should share it on our site; I do, so I am:   I Won’t Give a Damn By Wayne E. Pollard (Inspired by Sara Teasdale’s … Continue reading

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Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are an excellent way to begin your writing day. Or as an escape from writer’s block. Or as a fill-in between composing stories or books. They not only keep your skills honed, they can inspire new stories. They … Continue reading

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Literary Devices

Since this is a short week, I thought I would post a few literary devices that have given me trouble. Also, at the end of each week’s post, I will share a word that I either like the sound of … Continue reading

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Tax Advice for Writers

After receiving some sage advice, I spent all of yesterday morning rummaging through my receipt folders looking for writing-related expenses. I found one. Fortunately, with my checkbook as a guide, I was able to track down all the pertinent documents … Continue reading

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Welcome . . . Again

There is an old idiom: Third time’s the charm. I hope so, since this is the third blog page I have created.   The first was, well, not exactly aesthetically pleasing. In fact, it was butt ugly. The second was … Continue reading

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