Monthly Archives: December 2012

HAPPY NEW YEARS 2012 & YEAR END UPDATE

HERE’S WISHING THAT YOU ALL WELCOME 2013 WITH JOY & WISDOM: 2012 was/is a good year for the Natasha McMorales “Why” Mysteries. “Why Bristol?” featuring BMS was a hit at Rhythm & Roots 2012, and “Why Knox?” featuring R&R 2012 … Continue reading

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JOHN GORKA’S “I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY”

John Gorka singing "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

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A “childish” retelling of the Christmas Story

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POP ELLIS’ SODA SHOPPE & “WHY NATASHA?”

Today is reading day at King College. That means we, the Counseling Center folks, all go out to lunch together. The senior student worker gets to pick and Emma picked Ellis’ Soda Shoppe in Abingdon, VA. That was great for … Continue reading

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RED MOLLY & SESSIONS 27

Today I finished a “Why Knox?” chapter that takes place on the last day of Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2012, which is also the day the story ends. Ibn this chapter Kevin is walking down State Street back to Nattie’s … Continue reading

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HOTEL ROANOKE & DECEMBER 10TH UPDATE

I returned to working on Part III because I found a great model to use for a retired Roanoke policeman turned bodyguard. It’s my friend Sam. In the chapter I just finished Nattie meets Sam in the lobby of the … Continue reading

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CITYMUG & SAM

I have used many strategies to develop characters. I build major characters around personality traits and/or adaptations and I give them depth by building a full family of origin history. sometimes I even use a TV or movie character as … Continue reading

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“WHY KNOX?” DECEMBER 3RD UPDATE FROM MANNA BAGEL

“Why Knox?” is at 36,000 words now. Today I finished a chapter in which Nattie hid a mini listening device in a Manna Bagel salt shaker. She had to palm it and then “borrow” the salt from a different table … Continue reading

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