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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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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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The Perfect Writing Teacher

by Catherine Hedge One of the cruelest myths of writing is that if you are a really good writer, you start with “Once upon a time…” and reach “The End” in one free-flowing, unstoppable, lyrical explosion of brilliance.  Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Bumper Stickers by Bishop, Part Two

By Catherine Hedge For five days, I moped around the house, stalling.  I was stuck on my next scene for my Southern novel, Momma Liddy and Me.  I sorted my stationery collection. It goes back 15 years or more as … Continue reading

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I’m Sure There’s A Book in Me, Somewhere!

By Catherine Hedge Leonard Bishop told us that he loved to step into an elevator and ask whoever else rode with him, “So, how’s the book coming?”  He’d get answers like, “Well, I haven’t gotten back to it lately.” Or, … Continue reading

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Bumper Stickers by Bishop

By Catherine Hedge Last week, Marie and I were reminiscing about writing for Leonard Bishop.  We’d work all week to write a great scene, hoping he’d say something like, “That’s perfect! I can’t think of a single thing I’d change!” … Continue reading

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A Dollar In The Jar (by K.P. Kollenborn)

When you’re lucky, you get someone who believes in your art.  That’s very pleasant.  However, when the planets align perfectly, you get someone who can teach you how to hone your craft.  Someone like Leonard Bishop, our inspiration for this … Continue reading

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