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From the Vault: Write What you Love and the Rest Will Follow

“Do everything you can to secure your dreams. Take the basketball to the basket. Take a chance and go for the layup. Believe your dreams are worth it.” Darlene Reilley They tell you to write what you know. They tell … Continue reading

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A Blueprint to Becoming a Published Writer

Hey, writers! I’m excited to announce a new guest post by Theresa Barker. Thanks, Theresa, for sharing your insight into writing and the writing life! Take it away, Theresa!         A blueprint to becoming a published writer … 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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Character and Consequence: Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Character and Consequence: Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde writes, “Each of us has Heaven and Hell in him” (164). Writers showcase the darker aspects of humanity because it is both thrilling and educational. The dimensions of … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk and Writer Secrets #3

  Hey, writer. How’s it going? I hope you’re having a fabulous week and are looking forward to work and everything else life has to offer. But I’ve got a question for you, and for being brave, I’ll let you … Continue reading

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A Gift for Writers

  Hey, writers! I made a fun and useful tool for you. Writer’s Planner 2017 Enjoy! Darlene

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Emily’s Ghost: William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”

Let’s talk about Ghosts. A Rose For Emily is the tragic story of a life cut short by one woman’s choices, and her attempt to deal with the aftermath. Emily Grierson’s life is shaped by the influences of two men: … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk and Writer Secrets

Good morning, writers. How is the writing going? Have you done your 48-hour check? Have you written in the last 24 hours? Have you planned when are you writing in the next 24? I’ve been thinking a lot about where … Continue reading

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Knit Your Writer a Plot Bunny

My Writer friends have asked me how I made the Writer’s Plot Bunnies for National Novel Writing Month. Make a writing bunny for  your favorite writer here! I’ve been told you can crochet a square as well, just follow the same dimensions! Plot Bunny Knitting Instructions 4.0 (2) Write on! Darlene DarWrites

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May Writing Goals

Here are my goals for the month. What are your writing goals? Are you doing your 48 hour check? Are you writing? I am Darlene Reilley. I’m a writer and teacher. My hands-on experience can help writers find inspiration and purpose. … Continue reading

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