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If It Stings

…that means it’s working -a poetry story- If It Stings...that means it's working© Cover design ...or as I like to call it, Stings, is available in Amazon in eBook* format and in limited-addition paperback with full-color graphics. Weirdly, this is my first chapbook. I know that's usually how most poets begin, but leave it to… Continue reading If It Stings

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SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:

How literature and life intersect via character development Odysseus, photo by JAcW from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC I decided to take some scientifically-driven quizzes online via Buzzfeed. Well, I wasn't surprised at all by the results. I took three, and I was pleased to learn I am just like Jo from Little Women!… Continue reading SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:

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Millennial-Megaphones and the Din

A creative non-fiction, or creatively fictionalized something, about writing in the Tech Age - by J.A. Carter-Winward (CC) What do you do when you feel as though you have something important to say, and no one's around to hear it? What if what you want to share feels like a kind of message, and it… Continue reading Millennial-Megaphones and the Din

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LITERARY DEVICES IN FILM – Post #metoo

Can't un-ring a bell and why would we want to? But we must stop the pendulum swings--or at the very least, address them. Vintage Books, Marilyn Monroe While "literary devices" aren't necessarily film-related, both mediums attempt to tell stories and "storytelling devices" in film simply amount to "plot." But I'm not addressing plot. I'm addressing… Continue reading LITERARY DEVICES IN FILM – Post #metoo

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Fair Game

Whose story is it? What is "fair game," and if you have to ask, then ask. If you can't ask, then maybe you shouldn't.