Category Archives: Writing

Book Call – Essay Written By a High School Student in the 1940s

This is a piece written by my father when he was in high school: Book Call by Gordon Powell Frequently my father asks me to take him to various parts of the city. He owns a small book store in … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu – Ugly Foot Finds Its Doppleganger – Writer’s Prompt

Déjà Vu. Today’s post is from my archives. It was published in 2012 way back when I was on Blogspot. Perhaps it will serve as a writing prompt for you and spark a new poem, short story, or whatever your … Continue reading

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What If The Shoes Don’t Fit

I’m not comfortable teaching other writers how to write, but sometimes I like to have fun writing about writing. If you’re not a writer, this post might give you an idea about the many aspects fiction authors have to take … Continue reading

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Time Travel Baby – Writer’s Prompt to Stretch Your Imagination

For years, I’ve been wanting to make a short video that gives the effect of a time travel baby, which could be used as a writer’s prompt. I’m not sure if I accomplished my goal or not. Perhaps if you … Continue reading

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A Reading of The Jobo Tree – My Short Story in Highlights Magazine

Eleven years ago my short story “The Jobo Tree” (pronounced Hobo Tree) was published in the September 2006 issue of Highlights for Children magazine. Soon after it was published, I received an award in the mail for “Author of the Month.” I … Continue reading

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Mystery Mayhem– Make Readers Crave More

Welcome, Lois D. Brown! Lois is here to share valuable tips for writing a good mystery. Be sure to enter the rafflecopter for a vacation getaway! Take it away, Lois. Thank you, Lynn! Every story is a mystery in its … Continue reading

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Through the Shimmer of Time

Whoop! Whoop!  You’re just in time to help us celebrate the release of Jennifer Jensen’s debut novel Through the Shimmer of Time for kids ages 9 to 12. Take it away, Jennifer! Thanks for hosting me, Lynn. It’s fun to … Continue reading

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Middle Shelf – Cool Reads For Kids

This post is reblogged with permission from Susan Kaye Quinn’s March 7, 2014 post. I, too, planned to write a post about Middle Shelf, a wonderful new digital magazine featuring cool reads for kids, but Susan’s post is so well … Continue reading

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Bish Denham’s Spider Hair and New Book!

You’re in for a treat today. Meet Bish Denham, author of Anansi and Company.  Don’t you love that do? She did it herself. It goes with her new book about Anansi, the trickster spider. About Anansi and Company How do you … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal For Our Next Book, Legend of Monster Island

“Tween the Weekends is a monthly feature hosted on Emblazon. This is an opportunity for writers and readers to promote tween literature, that age bracket squashed between middle grade and young adult.” This month I’m excited to reveal the cover of our upcoming … Continue reading

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