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From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”

Posted by M. K. Waller * In November, Austin Mystery Writers, my critique group, published its second crime fiction anthology, LONE STAR LAWLESS. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my story, “When Cheese Is Love.” To set the scene: English … Continue reading

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I Started Writing…

Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, novelist and consultant Keri De Deo.    Posted by Keri De Deo I started writing Nothing but a Song at the age of 14. I played violin and sang in the … Continue reading

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Wisdom and a Few Other Things I’ve Picked Up Along the Way

Yesterday a Facebook friend, the kind I’ve known all my life, posted about bits of wisdom she’s picked up over the years from ministers, school administrators, her parents, and others, such as to watch out for “clever devils,” not to … Continue reading

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My Life: Humdrum but Useful

 This post is by M. K. Waller Where do writers get their ideas? More to the point, where do I get my ideas? When I blog, most of them are drawn from my life–things I’ve done, seen, heard, read about, … Continue reading

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Bad Men, Lawless, and BSP

 Posted by M. K. Waller I turned on my Kindle today to find Laura Oles’ Daughters of Bad Men, had appeared in its library, overnight, as if by magic. That’s a perk of pre-ordering. Laura is one of my critique partners in … Continue reading

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Writing as Business: An Epiphany

Posted by M. K. Waller ***** Writing is a business. That’s what experienced writers tell the wannabes. For a long time, I thought business applied to action alone: Write every day, attend classes, network, become familiar with various routes to … 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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The Maven

      Posted by Kathy Waller   Once upon a time, a few days before Halloween, my friend ME called and said, “There are thirteen men under my house. They’re leveling it. For the second time in five years.” … Continue reading

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Keeping Austin, and the Universe, Weird

* * * * * posted by Kathy Waller ********************** When I met him at a Saturday morning writing practice group at Austin’s Mother’s Cafe, I thought David Davis was a great writer of the impromptu essay. Give David ten minutes and … Continue reading

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WORDS & Women Poets

Post copyright by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author As promised, more poems and poets as a continuation of National Poetry Month. We are writers, we use words. Words are our tools to make our imaginations come to life, be they prose, poetry … Continue reading

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