Storytelling From the Heartland

“Whatever you want, boys, it’s on me,” Joe Laz told his sons, Bill and Lee, at the Kiwanis in downtown Aurora, Illinois. Joe was anticipating steaks or pork chops, a few respectable martinis, perhaps even a slice of something sweet for dessert. Heck, why not? You can’t live your life in a shoebox, he thought. […]

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A New Storytelling Idea

Here’s an idea. You write a page of a story. Then maybe continue with a second page. Then a third. I read your story and become inspired. The relationship between your two romantic characters is powerful to me. I decide to continue your story from the third page. As you write a fourth page, I […]

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Measuring the Marigolds

The way I write has changed over the years. So has the venue where the writing has appeared. Also, the moisture content. It has become drier as a result of working in higher education and the mental health field, spending precious, gentle, vibrant language on diplomatic emails and research papers. This has been a steady […]

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