Author Archives: Lynne Handy

Living in the Realm of Possibilities

August 19: PET scan day. Two days ago, someone from the Oncology Department called to say I could eat and drink before six-thirty the morning of the scan, which is scheduled for10:30. I ate one half of a Rice Krispy … Continue reading

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Living in the Realm of Possibilities

16 August. Each morning, I wake up thinking “I have lung cancer.” I have no symptoms, but since I’m highly suggestible, I feel pain in my left lung. I have no idea what my treatment will be. I have no … Continue reading

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LIVING IN THE REALM OF POSSIBILITIES

I didn’t think I’d ever have cancer. Nearly forty years ago, I stopped smoking; my health problems have been identical to my father’s—hypertension, heart, strokes; and cancer does not run in my family. When a cardiologist recently ordered a CT … Continue reading

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Learning From Other Authors

I’ve spent the past few days reading Nancy Pickard’s novel, The Scent of Rain and Lightning. Not only did I enjoy it thoroughly—it’s a page turner—I also learned from it. Pickard set the novel in the ranch lands of western … Continue reading

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Giving Up Self

As I mentioned last week, I attended a workshop called “Writing Masterful Scenes” at the Writers’ Institute in Wisconsin. The presentation began with advice to immerse the reader in the story and make him/her feel something. Presenters Garvin and Storm … Continue reading

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