Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: August, 2015

“Writers Write”

  You see this gem in every writing book or magazine available. The first golden rule of writing. Writers write. But what happens when you go for a period of time without writing. Does this mean you are not a writer? Can only those who are able to dedicate an hour or more each day …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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Fairytales With a Twist

Gail Carson Levine (1947 – present) is and award-winning American author of young adult fantasies. Ella Enchanted (1997) was her first novel, and my first introduction to her work though I discovered her over a decade later. I have long been a fan of fairytale retellings, and this reinvention of the classic Cinderella tale did …

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Hear Me Roar

I admit that I am a bit of a Facebook-aholic. I scroll and share while I drink my coffee in the morning in lieu of really paying attention to the news. I try to avoid political debates and bad news on the wall because there seems to be enough of that in the world. Instead, …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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Urban Fantasy and Charles De Lint

I had never heard of urban fantasy until I discovered Charles De Lint. Though I had always thought of myself as a reader of fantasy, I had obviously been living under a rock because this man’s fabulous stories had gone unnoticed by me through my late teens and twenties. Charles De Lint (1951- present) is a …

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