Category Archives: Word-Crafting With Cindy

Earth friendly gifts

It’s late November and everyone is frazzled and freaked by how close it is to Christmas. A month from now and before you know it you will be getting presents from the service station! I’ve tried to gift some earth … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo for Authors

For a first time writer, Nano is a time of discovery, trepidation, and proving to themselves and the world that they are – or are not – a writer. For writers write, that’s what it’s all about. But what about … Continue reading

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The Crone’s Fairytale

Not all enchantment happens as planned, and romance is not always for the young.  This story was placed first in a Fractured Fairy tale competition. It and others are available in my book of short stories Tales of Imagination. I … Continue reading

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Historical Women

Writing about real people in history can be a task fraught with danger. Do you adhere to the plain facts, or do you spin a tale that fleshes out the bare bones of the past? How much research do you … Continue reading

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Rosemary Chicken Pasta

It’s not easy sometimes, being a writer and looking after the house, children, pets, and hold down a job. There is too often not enough time and energy to do all the things. So here is an adaptable recipe that … Continue reading

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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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