Category Archives: Story

Church Service Today

The only thing I remember about the church service today is that Rita Hayworth was mentioned. As soon as I heard her name, I wanted to know how the movie ended. Everyone else did too. You could tell the pastor … Continue reading

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Dialogue between Anne and Marilyn, Part 1

    As the story opens, Anne and Marilyn are in the cab of Anne’s pickup track as Anne drives them out of town after her mother’s funeral. Marilyn is so exhausted from physically standing at the funeral, she can … Continue reading

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Playwrights Horizons

Act One I am Bishop Hogan, that’s my name, I am not a deacon of the church. I did not kill my father — And his mistress the next day. Nor my mother, whom I loved, It was not the … Continue reading

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The Year We Left Home

You didn’t give up wanting thingsĀ because life had put them out of reach. From her earliest stories until The Year We Left Home, Ryan’s fiction has grappled with political and social issues of our age: race, gender, war and its … Continue reading

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How To Illustrate A Children’s Book

1. Sketch character ideas. 2. Prepare a color sample. 3. Prepare a written brief, showing you understand what the author wants. 4. Make thumbnail sketches. 5. Refine your characters. 6. Consider your audience. 7. Discuss feedback. 8. Check for continuity. … Continue reading

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A Hamlet Childhood In the 1880s: Lark Rise And Over To Candleford

From the time the two children began school they were merged in the hamlet life, sharing the work and play and mischief of their younger schoolmates and taking on all kinds of work, from their elders. Yet, although they shared … Continue reading

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Elinor Wylie

When Elinor Wylie first appeared on the literary scene in 1921, she was already a public figure. For the next seven years, her public life was less glamorous as she applied herself to the task of writing three books of … Continue reading

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