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Member Monday: The Three Trail Workers, by George T. Parker

The Three Trail Workers By George T. Parker Dedicated to Sam Indigo Once upon a time, a Trail Worker was hiking through a forest in the Sierras. She was hiking fast, because there was Someplace She Needed to Be. As she hiked, she came acros...

My Big List of Activities and Resources for Geography Awareness Week

This week is Geography Awareness Week. It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year! Every year at this time I publish an updated list of some of my favorite games, activities, tools, and lessons to promote geography awareness. Here̵...

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Expectations

Interesting timing. @PiP and I were having a discussion about a thought she had this morning, wondering if her first chapter is strong enough as the opening chapter of our book … and her FMC’s story is the opening THREE chapters...

The Good, The Bad, and The Fusty; by Dave Smith

  The Good, The Bad, and The Fusty by Dave Smith When I was young my mom used to admonish me, “if you got nothin good to say just keep your damn mouth shut.” (Mom was very direct.) I liked to argue with her so I’d come ba...

The Hook, by Dave Smith

  The Hook by Dave Smith There’s a ton of talk about the hook. Everyone tells me I have to have a hook to begin my story. Without it, no one will read beyond the first page, or maybe the first paragraph. I’m petrified! What if I can’...

Fridays With Dale: Online Class

Today we are happy to repeat the first Friday story by Writers Forum member Dale Angel. It posted on July 3, 2020. We had not yet titled the feature ‘Fridays With Dale.’  I had planned to run a Dale Angel story every Friday, at...

You Can’t Scare Me, by Dave Smith

  You Can’t Scare Me by Dave Smith My most memorable childhood epiphany was this: a good number of kids’ songs, nursery rhymes and the like were designed to scare the bejesus out of five-year-olds. That’s right, they̵...

Fridays With Dale: The Man with Outlaw Blood

  The Man with Outlaw Blood By Dale Angel                                                    There must be a reason for the name Profanity Lane. Do you suppose it’s because it is a street ...

Correction: Riverfront Playhouse Looking for Writers

Correction: the email address at the bottom of yesterday’s post was incorrect. Please use the link in today’s post to send your inquiries and submissions. Thank you. Riverfront Playhouse is calling for submissions for Playwright...

Riverfront Playhouse Looking for Writers

Riverfront Playhouse is calling for submissions for Playwrights’ Night Out. Deadline 10/15/2021. Thank you for making the effort to do something that could be exciting and rewarding. Comedy, tragedy, drama, whatever you want. Only six...

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