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Get Ready for ‘Wri-mo: 3 EZ Tips

Sep 17, 2014 | No Comments
Get Ready for ‘Wri-mo: 3 EZ Tips

I’m getting a lot of readers who are revving up for ‘Wri-mo–as in NaNoWriMo, the November marathon of novel writing. I can’t think of a better way to get unstuck, go for broke and write-your-living-brains-out. Writing Tip for Today: In a previous post we talked about some ways to prepare for the 50,000 word challenge […]

Revision: It’s A Treasure Hunt!

Sep 15, 2014 | 4 Comments
Revision: It’s A Treasure Hunt!

Revision. To some writers, rewriting is a chore. To others a fabulous opportunity. You can either think of revision as an awful chore or you can dive in with the expectation of  wonderful discovery. Let’s examine how and why your writing will improve if you approach revision with open arms. Writing Tip for Today: No […]

More EZ Scene Writing Tips

Sep 10, 2014 | 4 Comments
More EZ Scene Writing Tips

Whenever one of my students asks me how to improve their writing most easily and effectively, I always say the same thing: Improve your scene writing skills. Last post we talked about a few simple ways to improve those skills. Ready for a few more? Writing Tip for Today: Let’s look at a few more […]

3 EZ Scene Writing Tips

Sep 8, 2014 | 6 Comments
3 EZ Scene Writing Tips

Let’s kick off this week’s tips with three easy to implement tools to sizzle your scenes.Scene writing is more than just winding up a character and setting her in motion. Readers must be hooked and ready to invest in the story. Ready to take your scene-writing skills to the next level? Writing Tip for Today: […]

Nanowrimo: What Writers Need to Know

Sep 3, 2014 | No Comments

Get Ready! Nanowrimo is almost here! The month of November is fast approaching, along with one of the best ways to finish that novel or start a new one. Writing Tip for Today: National November Writing Month challenges writers to complete a draft of a novel at least 50,000 words in length.It’s only September, but […]

Writers World #Blogtour: A Monday Fling

Sep 1, 2014 | No Comments
Writers World #Blogtour: A Monday Fling

Last week a writer who’s also a friend participated in a Writer blog-athon called Writer’s World #Blogtour. she featured yours truly and two other authors. This week it’s my turn. Please welcome Angela Breidenbach, author and Montanan–just to name a couple of the many hats she wears. Here’s what you want to know about Ang: […]

LINDA S. CLARE

Linda S. Clare

 Linda has always been a daydreamer, artist and storyteller. In addition to doting on grandbabies, collecting too many cats, gardening and walking on the beach, she loves to write and to help writers develop their skills.

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A SKY WITHOUT STARS

a sky without stars

Frankie Chasing Bear is caught between cultures. She wants to raise her son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she also thinks he will need to learn the white man’s ways to succeed. After the untimely death of her husband, Frankie joins the U.S. Government’s Relocation Program and moves to Arizona. There she begins sewing a Lakota Star pattern quilt for Harold with tribal wisdom sung, sewn, and prayed into it.

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