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Telling Epic Stories


I read something this week and it caught my mind. It was an article entitled How Women Can Save the World by Telling Epic Stories in the Movies. It got me thinking about how I write and the reason behind … Continue reading

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The week so far


And so we’ve lost another. As the youngest, I observe my family shrinking around me. I have a sad family day today so don’t have much to say here this time other than thanks for stopping by. As Scarlett O’Hara … Continue reading

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New Release & More


Today’s the day! That idea I had a few months ago has become a reality. We created a Holiday Anthology with members of the Exquisite Quills yahoo group – the companion reader/writer community to my Exquisite Quills authors’ group. What … Continue reading

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Satire ~ Diminution & Inflation


I’m wrapping up my exposé on satire today with Diminution and Inflation. There are more subcategories of satire, many more actually. But some are so slightly nuanced, I read them as shades of what I’ve already discussed. I chose to put … Continue reading

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Fatigued Muse


I’m distracted today so I’ll pick up on Satire tomorrow. Days of rain have seeped into my joints and I ache from head to toe. Yeah, that’s just my life. It’s been this way for nearly 41 years. Mostly I … Continue reading

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Blame it on Ben


It’s time to set our clocks again. Growing up in Chicago where vernacular speech is rife with curious liberty taking, I went my merry way with the understanding this bi-annual clock reset was called Daylight Savings Time. Many many years … Continue reading

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To everything there is a season


Remember a few months ago how I complained about mosquitoes as the pest of the summer season? Well, I’ve entered the winter season early. In the last week, the cold weather has driven the country mice indoors, and I’m not … Continue reading

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Satire ~ Burlesque


As mentioned before, satire is an ancient practice considered to be the oldest and most trenchant way to observe society.  People naturally want to poke fun. The Ancient Greeks and Romans took this fireside ribbing and formalized the delivery to … Continue reading

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Satire ~ Ironic Juxtaposition


If you’ve been to my blog over the past few days, you’ve been reading about Satire.  This human expression of absurdity is considered an art form. Literature and drama are the main vehicles that get the message across, but we … Continue reading

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Satire ~ Sarcasm


Who knew Satire was such a vast human expression? I’ve been breaking it down by nuance and showing examples. Today I’m examining sarcasm in satire. There’s a LOT of it! Interesting to note: the root of the word sarcasm actually … Continue reading

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