Author Archives: Darlene Reilley

About Darlene Reilley

Hey, I'm Darlene Reilley. I am a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. If you're looking for writing prompts, inspiration, and a fellow writer to commiserate with, you've come to the right place.

A Writer’s Wish List 2017

A Writer’s Wish List 2017 Hey, writers and friends and family of writers. I hope you’re having a fantastic week! As we come into the holiday season, I’ve noticed the emails from parents and significant others of writers have started … Continue reading

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You Could Be Write by E. R. Smythe, notes to a writer from her character

You Could Be Write by E. R. Smythe, notes to a writer from her character. Hi, I am Sir E. Robert Smythe in service to Queen Sage of Gwill. I am her Head Galactic Safety Ambassador, working to help young … Continue reading

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CTWS: The NaNoWriMo 2017 Edition

Coffee Talk & Writers Secrets: The NaNoWriMo 2017 Edition Hey, writers! How is it going? I bet you’re writing and editing a storm. I’ve been dealing with a lot of challenges lately – the biggest of which is a foot … Continue reading

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Anagnorisis and Peripeteia in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Anagnorisis and Peripeteia in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time The heart of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a detective story, but the novel isn’t only about the detective story; … Continue reading

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Thank You, Readers!

Oh, my sunshine! Thank you, readers, for making DarWrites a fun place for writers! I really appreciate the traffic and the feedback I’ve received from this site!

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My Top 11 Favorite Anthropology Topics

  My Top 11 Favorite Anthropology Topics Darlene Reilley   Archaeology I started with archaeology and come back to it every time. If I weren’t a writer, I’d be at a dig site, buried in dirt up to my elbows…and … Continue reading

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Moments of Creation: Wishes for Your Work

Dear Writer, I was going to share a really cool story today to inspire you in your work. But then something happened. Something I wish for you to happen. Today, the pen met the hand and it was magical. Full … Continue reading

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Balance and the Art of Creative Faith

  Hey, writers. How’s it going? Last week was quiet on DarWrites…mostly because I ended up in the ER instead of writing. To make a long story short, the part-time job caused a foot problem and now I’m seeing my … Continue reading

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Writer’s Challenge: Create Your Inner Sanctuary

Maybe you’ve just started writing. Maybe you’ve been writing for forever and need a new tactic. With this challenge, you’ll explore what you really want as a writer – from the inside out. I dare you to take two hours … Continue reading

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An Inner Sanctuary

  Today I’d like to share with you a guest blog on Chris Weigand’s site, Faith, Inspiration, and a Cup of Tea. In this article, I talk about how to build a sanctuary in your mind. Writers, this will be … Continue reading

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