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Welcome Murdina MacDonald to Creekside Cafe

Who sees the spiritual beauty of these people in this forgotten speck in the world, this little village, this little Lewis, this little piece of Scotland?   My father “saw” them and they responded back by “seeing” him and giving him as an eternal reward his identity, his place, his contentment, his home. Continue reading Welcome Murdina MacDonald to Creekside Cafe

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Starting in Medias Res

If I start reading and a character is being shot at or chased, I’m interested to see what happens next. BUT…I also enjoy getting to know a character a bit before they’re thrown into the pot of boiling water. The rom coms where we see a little bit of normal life before everything goes haywire, or the cozy mystery that starts with what appears to be just an average day in the life of the sleuth or the accused. Continue reading Starting in Medias Res

Using Sense and Setting

This was first posted on Pamlico Writers’ Group website, July 11, 2017, http://www.pamlicowritersgroup.org. The Pamlico Writers have been posting picture writing prompts. Many of these prompts are atmospheric. The setting or scenery is part of the prompt. In one picture we had a night time view of a house in the water, in the most recent a lonely road with storm clouds looming. How important … Continue reading Using Sense and Setting