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Epilogues: Your Story Garnish

March 17, 2020 6:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Most prologues in books I’ve read lately don’t work for me. Not so for epilogues. I’m all for them. As the title image suggests, epilogues can be the orange twist atop your martini. Or, if you’re a non-drinker, the cherry on your cake. See: Prologues: Does Your Story Need One?... read more


Prologues: Does Your Story Need One?

March 13, 2020 6:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the most famous prologues in the English language is to Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. (See title image.) The purpose is to list and describe each of the pilgrims on their way to Canterbury. These are the people who will be telling their tales. Chaucer’s prologue is an introduction... read more

Trilogies: What Makes Them?

March 10, 2020 6:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You already know that trilogies are sets of three stories. Maybe you have some in mind. The first one I thought of is the Jason Bourne movie trilogy based on the Robert Ludlum spy/thrillers. Then there’s the Lord of the Rings trilogy based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. It... read more

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Creating Chemistry: Love Relationships

March 3, 2020 5:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Last week the website Write It Sideways published a blog I submitted. Check out: Creating Chemistry: Bringing Love Relationship to Life. If you’re a romance writer, you want the relationship between your two main characters to sizzle. You’re in the business of creating chemistry. More precisely, you’re an alchemist. In... read more

Colombia: A Rich Linguistic Experience

February 25, 2020 6:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Eva Michelle Wheeler is our guest blogger this week. She will take us on  a delightful linguistic journey through Colombia. Title image: Eve strolling through Comuna 13 in Medellín I chose Colombia as a travel destination. The vibrant culture and natural beauty drew me. Along with the food, the history,... read more