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Check Sources For Accuracy

Posted by Val Fox on May 7, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Digital technology and the Internet have made it easy to access information on just about any topic. This saves time and gets stories out to the masses faster than ever before. But how do you know the material in your story is true? Your credibility as a writer depends on accurate, current facts based on evidence and reliable sources.


The following list contains important points that every writer must consider if you want to be taken seri...

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Getting Into The Zone

Posted by Val Fox on April 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you entered Into The Zone lately? You know, that state of mind where you become focused on a task and the flow of energy makes everything come together even better than expected, the best possible outcome.


Some refer to being In The Zone as on a roll, in the groove, tuned in or on fire. The Verbal Dictionary describes In The Zone as a state of conciousness where ...

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Yukon Novel Promising

Posted by Val Fox on April 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Setting:

Yukon Territory along the coast of the Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean



Source: CC Compfight


The main character finds himself stuck on a slice of swiftly moving pack ice, lost at sea. He will confront challenges ahead t...
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Xit Still Inspires

Posted by Val Fox on April 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Fans of the Albuquerque, NM band Xit know all the lyrics to every song. They are compelled to sing along and for a few moments they journey back in time to revisit their youth and the messages they heard in the music. The band regrouped in the 90's and brought back the old along with new music to inspire a new generation of fans. 

In the early 70's the new sound was American Indian Rock - a blend of t...
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When Words Trigger You

Posted by Val Fox on April 26, 2014 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)


                                           

                                               



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Vast Vistas Are Visible

Posted by Val Fox on April 24, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We live in an area of Canada where the Southern Alberta sky stretches far in all directions; a view that also includes about 160 km (100 miles) of jagged snow-capped mountains about a half-hour's drive west.




The Rockies are always present yet they change throughout the day depending on the season, wind direction, precipitation and where the light sh...

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Unusual Words Unlikely

Posted by Val Fox on April 23, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

While checking the Scrabble dictionary today I noticed a number of unusual words that didn't make much sense. I checked the dictionary meaning of unusual and found the following definitions:

Out of the ord...
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Twitter Tweets are Tempting

Posted by Val Fox on April 23, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (2)



     Today I spent some extra time on Twitter and was again amazed, like these folks, at the variety of subjects people tweet about. Twitter posts can be entertaining, provocative and often inspiring. Soon, an hour has passed and you mig...
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Survivors Share a Brotherhood

Posted by Val Fox on April 22, 2014 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Today's post features a brief, yet poignant story of an encounter between two men in a store. Many thanks to writer Rick Turton from the writer's group Writers, Poets and Deviants (WPaD.) for sharing this heart-warming story. Those who are meant to read it will find it.

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References For Research

Posted by Val Fox on April 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (1)


While recognizing there are different kinds of research, when I talk about research on this site is will usually refer to finding more information about a topic being written about or story ideas.

I am starting my own list of valuable refere...
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Questions Feed Stories

Posted by Val Fox on April 19, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The following photo prompted a flood of images and questions recently. That's often how a story begins. Then an idea might form.


                
                 Source: Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

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Mares Pamper & Protect

Posted by Val Fox on April 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)



                                         

  Mom patiently protects her precious foal, born April 18, 2014


              
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