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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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What If: The Deserted Island Scenario

This post is about a question. What if? Instead of taking about the question and the meaning for your writing, I’m going to deep dive in and I’m sure you’ll see the benefit. Ready? Here we go.     What … Continue reading

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