Author Archives: Diana Douglas

About Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas, author. Coorganizer of the Arizona Novel Writers Workshop. Member Arizona Historical Novel Society, Member BooksGoSocial Authors, Transplanted Texan. http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Writers-Workshop-com http://twitter.com/#!/themodernscribe

YOU GOTTA LOVE THANKSGIVING

It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means the holidays are here and we are brimming with all the love and cheer and unrealistic expectations Americans are so good at creating. But we are a diverse group and the variations of how we celebrate are endless. Here are … Continue reading

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HOW ‘THE FORCE’ MADE A DYING MAN’S LAST WISH COME TRUE

  In 1977, my husband took our two-year old son to see Star Wars Episode IV, and that’s when the ‘great obsession’ began. I didn’t understand the fascination. It was sci-fi and not really my thing. While my husband enjoyed the … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR HORROR IQ?

   It’s a ritual that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but every October most of us will pay a ridiculous amount of money to dress up in costumes, eat enough candy to trigger a diabetic coma, and look forward to having the crap scared … Continue reading

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VINTAGE PULP FICTION COVERS REVISTED…

IN MY WORLD, BOOK COVERS ARE A LOT LIKE FACEBOOK. I GET SUCKED IN WHILE LOOKING AT THEM AND CAN’T STOP.  I THOUGHT THESE WERE PARTICULARLY ATROCIOUS  INTERESTING. ******************************************************** SHE APPEARS TO BE DYING IN SOMEONE’S BEDROOM, SO I GUESS IT’S OKAY. … Continue reading

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Sometimes Words Are So Beautiful You Have To Wonder How A Mere Mortal Could Come Up With Them

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WEDNESDAY’S WISDOM, Just Keep Writing…

NOTHING ELSE NEEDS TO BE SAID…

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MORE WEDNESDAY’S WISDOM, A QUOTE FROM RAY BRADBURY…

ADVICE FROM THE GREAT, LATE RAY BRADBURY….. NO ONE HAS EVER SAID IT BETTER… HAPPY WRITING!

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My 9 Rules For Social Media

This is the best guide for using social media that I’ve seen in a while so I had to share. Thank you Bryn Donovan!

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WEDNESDAY’S WISDOM

YOU CAN FIND THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS ON PINTEREST. I was surprised to see how many pins on writing were on the  boards. Here are a few of my favorites. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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It’s Survey Time Again

Originally posted on A Writer of History:
Yes, I know some of you will think I’m crazy! However, the topic of reading is always on my mind and this time, with advice from historical fiction editor and blogger Jenny Quinlan and…

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