Category Archives for myths and stories

BANNING BOOKS, SO MISGUIDED THAT IT BOOGLES

BANNING BOOKS, SO MISGUIDED THAT IT BOGGLES . . .

This isn’t a new thing. Books have been (insanely) banned for centuries, for a host of reasons. We sort of laugh about it in publishing, knowing that a banned book will be read by gazillions of folks because of it.Highland Park High School, in Dallas Texas, took to this true insanity a few years ago. […]

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My Short List of Great Novels and Why

My Short List of Great Novels and Why

Isn’t it difficult to name your favorite books?Or, maybe not.But I love so many of them, narrowing down a list proves, well, tough.I posted a few weeks ago about why I love Lit Fic. And mentioned that if someone was seeking a good read, I’d be glad to give a list.Many folks took me up […]

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Joy of creating

The Joys Of Creating Are In The Journey

All artists—no matter in what form you create—know that to produce something of value, you have to learn your craft and then break it down into pieces. No? I mean, you don’t start out to write The Great American Novel.  Or to paint a masterpiece.  Or to pen a blog that gets ranked in the […]

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This Is How A Legend Can Change You

I just love myths and legends, don’t you?  But it took me a long time to get bitten by the wisdom within them.  Mainly because—all the ones I was exposed to featured men, dealing with men’s issues. Not that I haven’t gone back and fallen in love with those too!  The crux was I just […]

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This Is Why I Love To Write Fiction

Writing anything is creative, no?  Narrative non-fiction, any sort of non-fiction actually, blogging, article writing, all are creative endeavors. But those’re mostly left-brain undertakings, where you have a plan, an exact theme you’re writing to, usually with quite rigid specs.  That does, though, still take some right-brain spark to make it worth reading. Fiction, however, […]

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The Legend Of The Weeping Woman Lives On

All through Latin America, a myth is told about the woman weeping upon the river bank in the dead of night.  She weeps eternally, for she has drowned her children in the dark waters below. Well, now, that’s a lovely myth, you say! Ah, the beauty of myths—the true ones have teeth to them. And […]

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Vasilisa’s World Of Course Was Perfect But Then . . .

“Once, long ago, in a far-off country in a tiny village . . . “ So many myths and stories begin that way, and many folks hear that to think, oh, this is just a fairytale. And yes, yes it is a fairytale.  But the essence of true myths and fairytales slices down into our […]

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I Just Came Here To Dance – It Is The Essence Of My Heart

Because that’s really what I went there to do! Long ago, I lived far far out in the boonies, all alone out on the farm, writing and learning my craft and loving every second of it all. But people in the country need entertainment too, you know? And there was this dancehall . . . […]

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I Just Want To Stomp Some Grapes Again

Okay, so honestly it doesn’t even need to be grape stomping, although that’s a ton of fun.  It can be grape picking, pressing, de-stemming, racking.  And of course, tasting.  The exact activity makes no difference to me—I just long to be involved in the fruit of the vine once more! And not just because I […]

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Is True Love A Myth Or A Work Of Art?

Isn’t that just a continuous argument?  And it seems as though everyone falls on one side or another.  As in, no middle ground appears. Which makes sense, really.  When you ask the question in that manner, you kinda have to answer one way or another.  Sorta like the old, “How many times did you beat […]

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