Tag Archives: Literature

Why I Like Mark Twain-beyond the obvious

post (c) Doris McCraw Ah yes, Mark Twain. “Huckleberry Finn”, “Tom Sawyer” and so many more stories this man, born Samuel Clemens, wrote for the world to experience. Ernest Hemingway once wrote of “Huckleberry Finn” that ‘modern American literature came … Continue reading

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Reading Life

This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor.   Thanks to StephJ for inspiring this. Since I love to read as much as I love to write, here are my answers to some questions about how I read. *** Do you … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Fish

* * * * Posted by MK Waller A couple of months ago, I wrote that I’d planned to write about Ernest Hemingway but decided against it. I changed my mind because I wanted to be erudite but that night … Continue reading

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Doodle #6. Pilgrimage

      Posted by Kathy Waller   For the past few weeks, on my personal blog, I’ve posted doodles I’ve done from prompts taken from 365 Days of Doodling by Carin Channing. Doodle #6. Doodle a pilgrimage you’d like … Continue reading

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Eight Lessons I Learned from LES MISERABLES (Lessons 1-4)

by Joe Stephens Because of some schedule issues with folks in our group, I volunteered to take an extra shift, so to speak, and therefore have two entries in three days. So I decided to do a two-parter. As the … Continue reading

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More Than There Was Before

* * * * * Posted by Kathy Waller  *****    When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before.  ~ Clifton Fadiman … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Future

Post by Doris McCraw The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it.  Aeschylus How many of you have had or wanted to have your future told? There is palm reading, card reading, psychics, all willing … Continue reading

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Re-Definition

post by Doris McCraw How do you define your work? Do you ever feel like you are in a rut? I know I do.  I am always trying to find ways to push myself and my creativity. As many of … Continue reading

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Old is New Again

This post is by Doris McCraw I am filling in today and thought it might be fun to post a piece, edited of course, from the local paper, Gazette, dated July 19, 1873.  I have taken the liberty of adding … Continue reading

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In Praise of Short Shorts

This post is by Doris McCraw. I confess I love writing short shorts.  For those who are wondering, a short short is a story of 6 to 500 words.  It is a great exercise in writing. I have always loved … Continue reading

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