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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: […]

Fiction Fix: Set the Scene

Aug 27, 2014 | No Comments
Fiction Fix: Set the Scene

In the opening lines of a fictional scene, writers are often tempted to get down the setting’s every detail, because isn’t detail what makes scenes come alive? Well, yes and no. Writing Tip for Today: While it’s true that you need to fully imagine a scene and its setting, here are some ways you can […]

Writing Dialogue: Lose the Said?

Aug 25, 2014 | 6 Comments
Writing Dialogue: Lose the Said?

I’ve been editing a student manuscript. This particular writer is getting a bit confused over attributions–those little “dialogue tags” which help readers know who is speaking. And in the writing world at large, the debate over these tags rages on. Writing Tip for Today: Is it still OK to add a “said” here and there […]

3 EZ Ways to Use Setting in Fiction

Aug 20, 2014 | No Comments
3 EZ Ways to Use Setting in Fiction

My hometown of Phoenix, Arizona is experiencing a deluge of crazy storms. Five inches of rain in one day? Flash floods are causing all sorts of problems. Which got me thinking about settings in fiction and how to use them more effectively. Writing Tip for Today: What are three easy ways to make better use […]

Surviving Writer’s Rejection

Aug 18, 2014 | No Comments
Surviving Writer’s Rejection

If you’re a writer, you’ve been rejected.  Rejection is the not-so-sunny side of the writer’s dashing adventure, and it always seems to crop up on the heels of some kind of success, real or imagined. There is no magic formula for avoiding what sometimes feels like a mean-spirited, personal snub. But there are ways to […]

Welcome to My (New) World

Aug 13, 2014 | No Comments
Welcome to My (New) World

I’ve written books for more than a decade and have taught writing for longer still. Yet here I am, just now joining the 21st century with this cool new website and soon, even more new stuff, like a newsletter, freebie writing instruction pdfs and even updated author photos. Writing Tip for Today: If you think […]

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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