Category Archives: Adventure

Gift for Writers: Science Fiction Romance Writing Prompts

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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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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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Write from the Heart

  Hey, writers. A lot has happened since my last post. One of the things I am most proud of in this writing life came to a close…but it opened a new chapter in my writing. Life’s like that. You … Continue reading

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A Study in Second Person: Italo Calvino’s If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler

  A Study in Second Person: Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler  Darlene Reilley You, the reader, think that no one can sustain a second-person point of view novel, however you are proved wrong by Italo Calvino. … Continue reading

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The Shovel

The Shovel Darlene Reilley   Listen, if it weren’t for Angel I wouldn’t be here. I can handle my own. But I couldn’t protect her alone. I’m Maggie. Maggie Jones, twenty-eight blonde, average height and build, exhausted, and resident of … Continue reading

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The Legacy

The Legacy is reveals how Sorcha Kennet’s life transforms when she discovers her true heritage. The Legacy Darlene Reilley   “I’ve got a story to tell you, Sorcha. It’s about our family and the legacy we carry.” As he said … Continue reading

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Bones and Stones

  Bones and Stones Darlene Reilley   Every student of history knows there are two truths: the written truth which is clean and tidy; and the real truth, which is messy and dirty. This is my truth—the one you won’t … Continue reading

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Movement in Homer’s The Odyssey

I am not a poet, but Homer’s Odyssey makes me want to write as beautifully and simply as he does. The Odyssey has become one of my favorite novels because of beautiful lines like: “Side by side the two men … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

In Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children’s Crusade, a soldier bounces through time, meets aliens, and relives points in his life, centering around Dresden, Germany, during his tour during the Second World War. Vonnegut uses anaphora for a comical, … Continue reading

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