Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Witch’s Grave

The Witch’s Grave I squeezed my eyes closed. I was sure I felt my heart in my throat. My fingers wrapped around the wheel and turned my knuckles white. My foot pressed uselessly on the brake. Sudden warmth spread through … Continue reading

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Fall Foliage Drive – A Gentle Ghost Story

Months ago Ken Broad came up with the idea of a group of writers getting together and writing stories for Halloween all linked to one photo of an Edwardian girl who owns a an antique shop and all featuring haunted … Continue reading

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October’s Featured Writer – Cynthia Robertson

A few months ago I featured some writers on my blog while I was away on holiday in Wales. The spots proved to be both popular and fun. I had been mulling over the best way to make this a regular feature … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Jack O’Lantern

Ever wonder where certain traditions come from? I often do, especially silly or odd things. Here is an old Irish legend that resulted in a spooky Halloween tradition. There was once a man so stingy that he was called Stingy … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Halloween Costumes

Although dressing up in costumes and begging door to door on or around the 31st of October goes back a few centuries, it appears our modern day trick or treating only took on its current form in the 1920s to … Continue reading

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What if size does matter?

Most literary agents, publishers and veteran authors hand out the following advice to newbie writers: – Don’t get hung up on word count just write a complete story. But at the moment is this really the best advice? There is … Continue reading

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A Fun Game in Your Head – Part 2

As promised the second part of this game devised by Ozlem Yikici appears below. For this part she instructed us to take our character profiles and email them to one of the other writers as we had been assigned. We … Continue reading

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