Category Archives: Leonard Bishop

We Grow Through Time

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by Leonard Bishop Leonard Bishop I enjoy remembering, but I do not believe in photograph albums. They are bulky, and troublesome to maintain. There are always stacks of pictures in the drawer, waiting to be…

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Get That Novel Going!

By Catherine Hedge I’m starting a new novel.  I have a whole 11 pages done so far.  (Yippee!)  But when I start worrying or doubting my abilities, I reach for my favorite tonic, a little bit of Mr. B.  (Leonard … Continue reading

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Have Fun With Your Fiction

by Raji Singh (archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) Have fun with your fiction.  Just keep inventing and making it up.  Don’t be afraid you’ll ever run dry of of story material.  As our mentor for the writers at Pen In Hand, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

This morning, the cardinal outside my window flashed his vermillion and sang, “Today will be a glorious day!”  The sun was shining, though we had a freeze warning two nights ago.  The air was sweet, filled with the fragrance of … Continue reading

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Getting Serious!

By Catherine Hedge When I was a kid, I used to daydream about being a storyteller.   It’s in my Irish blood.  My great uncles could take a two minute event and stretch it to at least a half hour, especially … Continue reading

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Even The Greats Wrote Some Trash: by Leonard Bishop

When I was young, I believed that if you had real writing talent, the words just poured out of your pen like honey.  No need to stop or ponder, unless it was to find an even more beautiful phrase.  A … Continue reading

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Crossing Deep River: Finishing a Novel

By Catherine Hedge One of the most wonderful things about starting a novel is that eventually you get to the place where you are finishing it!  I am just pages away from finishing my third manuscript, Crossing Deep River.  It … Continue reading

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Because I Have Something to Say!

By Catherine Hedge Anyone who uses the phrase, “indomitable”  must have met my writing mentor, the late Leonard Bishop.  He grew up in conditions of poverty and violence that would destroy most of us.  He believed, despite all the contrary … Continue reading

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Of Fathers to Sons…Is There a Santa Claus? (repost)

Leonard Bishop, the inspiration for this blog, was one of the best fibbers I have ever met.  He could make up stories so fast, you felt they HAD to be true.  He once confided about an old story, “I’ve told … Continue reading

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Attending a Writing Conference? A Risk Worth Taking!

By Catherine Hedge When I was getting reading for my first writing conference in Salina, Kansas, many years ago, I was terribly nervous.  I figured there would be critics lurking about with long noses and red pens in hand.  They’d … Continue reading

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