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Danvers State Hospital & Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Have you ever thought about using a mental hospital in your story? The reasons people were admitted to these institutions suggest many different story ideas, as does the waysthey were treated.
Dancing with Jesus - a Review
In Ecclesiastes 3, we are told that for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven. It says that there is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. When the time to dance comes around, it is time to use this book.
Cyssanophobia and Other Christmas Phobias
Do flashing lights cause your character to have a panic attack? Does she run the other direction when she sees a sprig of mistletoe? Does just the sight of a doll cause her to have nightmares?
Cyanide, the Classic Poison
Cyanide, with its easily recognizable bitter almond scent, is one of the poisons used by fiction authors such as Agatha Christie in Sparkling Cyanide. In many spy stories, the spies carry cyanide pellets to be used as suicide pills in case they are captured.
Crocodile Poo & Other Daring Ways to Attain Beauty
Down through history, women have gone to some extreme measures to make themselves attractive. Even today, some will do some crazy things to try and make themselves appealing to someone they are attracted to. Some of these daring and potentially dangerous beauty practices are ancient, some are used
Crime Novels and the Easter Witch
Here in the United States, we celebrate Easter by going to church to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, having Easter egg hunts, and eating the ears off of chocolate bunnies. What about other countries? How do they celebrate this holiday?
Creative Writing Exercises
February will be the month of creative writing exercises. Each week I will suggest different exercises that will possibly improve your writing skills. I hope you benefit from and enjoy these exercises.
Create Your Own Phobias: Tripoerdogaphobia
Every phobia has its starting point. I donít believe that anyone is born with a phobia. There has to be something that happens to cause it to develop. I donít exactly have what I would call a phobia, but I do have a fear. Is my fear unreasonable or without cause?
Covert Dreams - a Review
Covert Dreams, by Michael Meyer, is an international political thriller. You are taken from the streets of Munich, Germany, to the sands of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America.
Contronyms from Garnish to Liege
The judge is going to garnish your wages. Is he going to decorate them, or is he going to withhold them? You are going to lease an apartment. Are you going to pay money to live there, or is someone going to give you money so he can live there?
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