Category Archives: Sculpture

Twofer Tuesday – Pumpkin Quotes

“Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.” – Simone Schwarz-Bart  and “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau 

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Party Animals

After having a lovely chicken chutney salad and tea at the Teaism Tea House in the Dupont Circle section of Washington, DC, I came across these party animals! The elephant was part of art exhibition in 2002. The panda sat by the Spanish … Continue reading

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Of Clay Pots and Pink Toes

“I know by my own pot how the others boil.” – French Proverb There’s nothing like your own writing experience as invaluable guidance to other writers in a critique group. Your knowledge, familiarity with the writing process, and hours of … Continue reading

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Trouble Been Doggin’ My Soul

When Ray LaMontagne wrote those lyrics, I doubt he meant them to be used as a plot device to keep readers turning pages. But scenes of high tension are needed  throughout your book. Extending these scenes of conflict with dialogue and … Continue reading

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Spools as Tools

Imagine your main story premise running as a single thread through your story. Subplots provide other threads. More spools spin off several characters and conflicts. The setting takes one more strand, or maybe two or three. But has your story … Continue reading

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