Author Archives: clpauwels

About clpauwels

Author; teacher; seeker of truth about life, the universe, and everything

Literary community support!

We talk a lot about our #literarycommunity , but it’s important for us all to walk the talk as well. Fellow author Daniel Coldspring is working to do just that, and I’m honored to be part of his author spotlights … Continue reading

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Not always what they seem

Part two (see Part one here) of casting for Burned Bridges brings us to the villain – or is she? The estranged (or not!) sister of victim Reggie is a force, and an enigma, who keeps PI Nate on his … Continue reading

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Casting: the sequel

Have you looked at the line-up of movies coming out this year? Nearly everything is a remake or a sequel; do we really need another Rocky?! But sequels – or a series – can be a good thing for scriptwriters … Continue reading

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The Death of a Writer

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
I’ve been reading my dearest friend’s journals. Spiral-bound notebooks, cloth-covered hardbacks, loose-leaf paper in three-ring binders. Sorting out teenage angst and adult story notes, false starts and full pages. Some of the words…

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The Writing Conference in Your Living Room

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
“That’s it, Bob! I need to re-order the material thematically instead of chronologically!” Not everyone gets to AWP, and even those who did can be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the event.…

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Pushover…me? Never!

With experience comes wisdom, right? Well, we can always hope our writing stumbles at least lead to greater awareness if not exactly wisdom. I shake my head and sigh in sympathy when I talk to eager newbies these days, because … Continue reading

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Turn the page…

An important and long-running chapter of my life came to a final final end this past week. After 33 years of stellar programming, the venerable Antioch Writers’ Workshop has closed its doors. I (and a few others) were all but … Continue reading

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Some days the cave looks pretty good

One of the big problems with being “woke” is the growing number of causes, action groups, and issues that constantly clamor for attention. There are only so many hours in the day, so much energy, and so many active brain … Continue reading

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Torn between two lovers

Sleek, high-tech, glass and steel Internet of Things (IoT), or wood and cotton and unplugged nature? “Feeling like a fool” might be a little strong, and while my daily conundrum isn’t quite as dramatic (or maudlin) as Mary McGregor’s song, … Continue reading

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Supporting casts matter – on the page, on screen, and in life

This week’s cast of characters started as “extras” on the page – several of them unexpected – but they each played an important role in making my stories more than a standard whodunitandhow. They give the murders a context, and … Continue reading

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