PHENOMENON_Celebrate a Rare Super Harvest Moon-TONIGHT

“The Equinox reminds me about balance. I often use the change of seasons to contemplate and muse. I also spend time to quiet my mind and reenergize myself. I read that the first day of Autumn (my favorite season) is the Wiccan Thanksgiving. I give thanks to the tiny beauty in my life and the family i have created: my friends, my neighbors, my colleagues, and my loved ones near & far. I also remember those who were lost to me ~ some harvested to that Big Beyond ~ and i am grateful for them being in my life at the right time and the right place and for the right reason.” ~ sarah nean bruce
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Happily Hammered by (some of) Elmore Leonard’s 10 Hardboiled Rules of Writing

I have been writing and rewriting screenplays for so long now and I have not only had my characters kicking, screaming, asseverating and contemplating in the parenthetical line below the character name, but allowed them to “admonish gravely” in the action line. It was a way for me, the writer, to live vicariously as a director and indicate the tone of the scene to the reader, the actor, and even the director. But in a 50,000-80,000 word novel it can become daunting to be so creative and original. I realize now I spent countless extra hours on my novel breaking these two rules. … ~read/see more~

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