Counterclockwise Challenge

Descriptive Speaking

By Annette Rey

Here’s another way to exercise your brain – and your writing skill – with a stimulating writing challenge.

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Quings and Krongs

Create Imaginative Words

By Annette Rey

Quings and Krongs – those words came naturally to my lips. I call my pets those names when they act silly, like cringing when I fluff a plastic bag, or flinching at a leaf blowing across their paths. These are substitute words, lovingly composed, but with particular meaning.

When I do this, I am reminded of the writings of Lewis Carroll.

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I vs. Me

Not So Hard

By Annette Rey

To all the writers whose primary language is not English, and who are trying to use English correctly in your writing, I sympathize.

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Bias Against Elder Writers

By Annette Rey

It is my hope the playing field is level for all women writers, but I fear that hope is still unrealized in today’s world. I recently read a post of outright bias against older women seen at writers’ conferences, calling them “sixty-plus someones.” The condemning writer disparaged the elders’ clothing style, feeling the style is somehow attached to the elders’ lack of love of writing and lack of desire to improve their craft.

In commenting on the clothing, the writer was impertinent enough to say, “I mean really!”

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