Category Archives: Word-Crafting With Cindy

Our Allotted Time

I lost someone today. A facebook friend, an acquaintance really. I doubt we would have been good friends in real life, but I guess I’ll never know. Despite not being close, it shocked me, made me stop and reassess my … Continue reading

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Write what you know

I generally dislike the advice ‘write what you know’ since it conjures up images of creative writing classes writing about having coffee and writing or similar boring literary scenes. Where is the space for flights of fancy, of flying rainbow … Continue reading

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Future Romance

Science fiction romance is quite a large and popular genre. It covers aspects as varied as gender diversity and sentience in Star Trek, the role of women in leadership in Star Wars to a variety of android lovers, alien mates … Continue reading

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Writing a Series

I am sure there are writers out there that plan a series down to the last scene and character. Plotters (so far as I can tell) don’t like surprises and can write steadily since they always know where the story … Continue reading

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Resolutions #2

This time last year I wrote about resolutions in a time of darkness, early in the year 2021. With the development of vaccines, I hoped we would see a brighter year, a year when we could lay aside some of … Continue reading

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Traditions

There are a lot of traditions that have built up around this time of year. A tradition is simply a habit that is carried out at the same time, and often the meaning is forgotten in the mists of time. … Continue reading

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Cooking Disasters

Not everyone has a knack for cooking, and even those that do usually have a blind spot. My sponges are never described as feathery light for instance, although my scones are much praised. However, cooking disasters often make for good … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone

In times of hardship we all long for comfort – favourite carb loaded foods, soft blankets, and warm drinks and a book. Until a year or so ago, most of us perhaps thought these things would never end – that … Continue reading

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If Life Gives You Lemons

The phrase ‘if life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ is an old one, originating around 1915, but popularized in Dale Carnegie’s 1948 book, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”, which as an aside, I highly recommend trying to find … Continue reading

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Not So Perfect

It is interesting to give some thought to the physical aspects of a character. We have become accustomed to heroes and heroines looking perfect, with bulging muscles and flawless skin. So many movies demand of their actor’s perfection in face … Continue reading

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