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From the Archive: Secret to My Success

When I was in 10th grade, I played sports, did most of my homework, and worked a job after school to help out with costs. I was a latchkey kid, and often saw the TV more than I did my … Continue reading

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Writer Challenge 2017

Are you up for a fun writing challenge? Check this out:  

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Imagery and Theme in “Young Goodman Brown” and “The Minister’s Black Veil”

IMAGERY AND THEME IN “YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN” AND “THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL” Darlene Reilley   According to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s character, Young Goodman Brown, “’There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name’” (“YGB” 329). Hawthorne’s dark writing … 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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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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My Top 3 Writer Insecurities and 3 Things to Combat Them

    Hey, writers! How are you doing? Did you write last week? Are you writing this week? Today we are covering a special topic, one that applies to every writer I have ever met from newbies to professionals. I … Continue reading

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Train to Writing: a Writer’s Journey

If you’ve ever dove off a cliff into a lake, you know the most terrifying moment isn’t when you’re safe on the ground looking down, it’s the moment after you’ve stepped off the ledge and you think, oh, shit, I hope I don’t hit a rock. Then the water rushes as you plunge down to it and you hit and sink and pray. Writing is like that. Confession: recently I’ve questioned who I am as a writer and if I have the chops and want to do this job. Continue reading

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Tameri Etherton Update

Tameri sent us a shot of her portable writing station in Scotland! I can see you writing there! And what inspiration for a clean and ordered desk! Happy writing, Tameri and thanks for thinking of us! Darlene

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Anthropology, Archaeology, & Romance A Workshop for Writers

Hello! I’m really excited that FF&P, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America, has offered to host my Anthropology, Archaeology & Romance class for writers in May! This fun, inclusive workshop will merge my two loves: writing and anthropology! … Continue reading

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