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I was told that I was born with a pen in my hand. My mother was not amused. She still isn't. Five of six of us kids are in the Entertainment Biz -- five of us are closet-Leos. Website: https://liveplayscape.wordpress.com

Spilling one’s Guts

A few years ago I had an accident that landed me in the hospital where I had a series of surgeries. Scared me to the core. Before that incident, I felt invincible. After surgery, I read Stephen King’s memoir. I … Continue reading

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A spark of light – until we meet again, my friend

Anita had an exquisite way with words and always came from truth, whether hard or soft as a pillow. Through personal dialogue and encouragement, and the very intimate meetings where she facilitated our Sophia group, I not only got insight … Continue reading

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per·i·pe·tei·a

per·i·pe·tei·a Peripeteia /ˌpɛrəpᵻˈtaɪ.ə/ (Greek: περιπέτεια) is a reversal of circumstances, or turning point.  The Anglicized form of peripeteia is peripety. [per-uh-pi-tahy-uh: a sudden turn of events or an unexpected reversal, especially in a literary work. In Literary works, a complex … Continue reading

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Third Person Close … admittedly a wonton within another, within a third.

Says Birgitte Rasine, whom I read while scanning articles on the best POV for a particularly special story.  She writes: I personally love close third person. The closer, the better! ;-) Here’s an excerpt from my short story “Confession” (already … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a character

I am amazed at how much detail goes into creating believable characters.  From the book “Homeland Revealed,” Creator/ showrunner, Alex Gansa  actress, Claire Danes share. Gansa: I am a writer. My title says Executive Producer, but I am, at the … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s history of aiding in the role of Intelligence – Argo

Following the SOTU address last night by President Barack Obama, many felt the afterglow of  having a phenomenon for President all along, working without beating his chest like “Tarzan” or pitting people or countries against each other, or religions against … Continue reading

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Per•i•pe•tei•a

In Literary works, a complex plot implies a reversal of intention or situation and recognition.  Reversal of situation is a change from which the action veers round to its opposite.  Recognition is a change from ignorance to knowledge.  Both these … Continue reading

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If Every Hero Has An Oracle, So Must We…

Every hero has two things: An oracle A mentor The hero uses the oracle to connect with the power from which he is the mentor, as a guide. Much like in The Matrix, and excellent model for real life.  The … Continue reading

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Travelling through the stars, dancing in the light — until we meet again, my friend.

Anita had an exquisite way with words and always came from truth, whether hard or soft as a pillow. Through personal dialogue and encouragement, and the very intimate meetings where she facilitated our Sophia group, a meeting of minds discussing … Continue reading

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Paint it Big!

I thought I knew Georgia O’Keeffe. C’mon– big, interesting and sexually suggestive flowers, right? My idea of who this ground-breaking artist was came from a story told in my writing class about her fleeing her art studio shed, where she … Continue reading

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