snake and apple

Got your attention.  This is going to be free writing. Before you turn your attention to the body of this book, take some time to reflect on the sexual attitudes of the family and culture in which you were raised. Free-associate with pen in hand or sitting at the computer. Benedict, Elizabeth. The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers (p. 3). Growing up, even on a farm, I was sadly naive.  I had…

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The Birthday Curse at work.

Brick wall

Obstacles to writing come in many forms. Mental and physical.  Reality based and self generated.  In some cases, the self generated is the hardest to deal with. Doubts, fears, insecurities intrude as well as the obstacles of what is called old tapes.  None of those apply to my current obstacle.  In my current case, it’s simply my birthday. I really hate birthdays.  It isn’t the I’m getting older but the “Birthday Curse” at work.  I…

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