Category Archives: Writing

About a DAWG

Hi, my name is Mary Lamphere and I’m a lonely writer. Even after so many, many months of very limited exposure, zero to no socialization, and hardly any work demands, I find myself struggling to finish a manuscript. I would have thought … Continue reading

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And that’s all she wrote…

regarding the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. As you may recall, or click the link to read anew, I made it through Round One with, The Bully King, incorporating the 3 requirements: Fairy Tale, Bully, and Acceleration. I advanced to … Continue reading

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I Advanced to the Next Round

in the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge! The first round of submissions were due back in January and results were posted last week. There were over 6000 entries in Round 1! Broken in groups of 25 or so, each group … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR!

I’m not sure any year has been as anticipated (in my lifetime) as 2021.Congratulations, we made it.What that actually means remains to be seen…2020 didn’t get rough until mid-March. Not to be a pessimist, but there’s still time for this … Continue reading

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Gifts and Gratitude

This post is about the “gifts” that stay with you, that leave an abiding and memorable impression. Just the good ones, lol. After the year we’ve had, we could use some positive and lasting inspiration. Please take the time to … Continue reading

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

TODAY MAKES 500! I can’t even believe it! FIVE HUNDRED POSTS! Thank you to the readers who submitted blog titles to the contest. I was both impressed and amazed at some of the selections. Match Game, a post from July … Continue reading

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Easy as One, Two…

ONE Don’t forget to leave me a message with the TITLE of one of my blog posts so you’ll be entered into a drawing for a FIFTY DOLLAR PRIZE! Simply comment wherever you see this post or email me at … Continue reading

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Imaginate

When my six year old grandson comes over to visit, he spends a lot of time playing. He runs, jumps, and bounces. He kicks, lunges, and swings various limbs. He lands, tumbles, rolls, and repeats. He hops from chair arm … Continue reading

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A Patterson Chapter

James Patterson is a prolific author having written nearly 150 novels. In fact, he holds The New York Times record for the most #1 New York Times best sellers by a single author, a total of 67, which is also … Continue reading

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Metaphors

When I was at NIU (the second time) studying Visual Communications, we were assigned a metaphor project. It proved challenging to a lot of us. What exactly is a metaphor and how can we show it visually?! A metaphor is … Continue reading

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