Tag Archives: Cathy Hird

Practice with poetry

We have all read “smart” poems, the ones that work an established form effectively or present a well-crafted metaphor. Then there are those with a good message that we can read on appropriate occasions. We approve of these poems. But … Continue reading

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Perspective

I love the way storytellers today pull us into the perspective of different characters. From George R R Martin with The Game of Thrones to Maggie Stiefvater in The Scorpio Races, the author shifts perspective from one main character to … Continue reading

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Places that inspire a story

There are some places in the world where stories are waiting just under the surface, behind a tree, under a rock. Greece is such a land.  Postcard photos of the Parthenon or the many theaters of ancient times have a … Continue reading

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Stories don’t need to be disinfected

 Recently, for work associated with my day job, I compared four similar stories. Scholars interested in “real” history argue that these reflect two separate events. What interested me most is that the two different strands were woven together in the … Continue reading

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