Literary Liaisons

A blog about writing and all things story…

20 TIPS FOR CREATING A CAPTIVATING SHORT STORY (the first 5)

Today, as I edit, trim, cut, and otherwise obliterate a short story I wrote that ended up to be 8000 words, but needs to be 5000 words, I am reminded … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Collecting Characters – Blame it on the Scotch

It’s been a weird couple of weeks for me. First, for her 80th birthday I took my mom to the Oregon Coast to see two of my brothers who we … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Wee Bit of Irish ~ Saint Patrick’s Day Trivia

Saint Patrick’s Day trivia; When did it all start? 18th century Irish soldiers who battled in the Revolutionary War held the first St. Patrick Day parades. The festivities became a … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Using Power Words to Become a Better Writer

I am working on making my writing more powerful. In doing so I am scrutinizing some famous speeches and passages to see what worked in them. Like this POWER word … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 3 Comments
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