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Writing Challenge 37

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7 December 2014 • Writing

This month’s challenge fits in with the holiday season… Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the image below and write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe even… Read More ›

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First Book Launch

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Today, I fulfilled a long held dream, publishing my first murder mystery novel! Published through Soul Mate Publishing and now available as an ebook on Amazon.com, Death on Stoneridge is set in Syracuse, New York, and is the first of a planned series.  Neighbors living on Stoneridge Drive are alarmed when a suicide and a… Read More ›

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Deleted Scenes

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You’ve seen them.  Check out a DVD (or Blu-ray) film or TV series and more likely than not, there’s a deleted scene(s), commentaries by the director or cast, behind-the-scenes featurette(s) and more.  Why aren’t there such extra features in books? After writers pen their novel (or short story), revisions and edits may more often than… Read More ›

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Meet Edith Baxter

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“At first glance, Edith Baxter seemed a tiny, fragile septuagenarian with slightly stooped shoulders.  Wrinkles lined her pink complexion, and wisps of white dominated the auburn strands of her hair like clouds on a sunny day.  However, these signs of age could not mask the vitality in her sky‑blue eyes.” Edith Baxter, née Pontmercy, married… Read More ›

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Friday Cocktail

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Will you find a new religion with this Friday’s cocktail, the Presbyterian? This classic cocktail, once popular, is seldom on bar menus today.  The ingredients are easy to come by, making this drink more accessible to cocktail connoisseurs so long as they know the recipe and proportions. The drink’s appellation derives from the form of church… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Frozen

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“In winter all this pleasure came to an end, for the windows were sometimes quite frozen over.  But then they would warm copper pennies on the stove and hold the warm pennies against the frozen pane.  Soon a little round peephole would appear, and through these holes beamed the soft bright eyes of a little… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 37

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This month’s challenge fits in with the holiday season… Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the image below and write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe even… Read More ›

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