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Robin Hood: Men Are Back in Tights!

 

Meggings? What are meggings? Until last week, I’d never heard of them. I should have known something was amiss when the TV commentator sort of snickered when she announced the upcoming story about meggings. Seconds later, the screen filled with photos of men who were dressed in tights. Had Robin Hood become a fashion icon? Were pointed shoes and feathered hats next?

 

Alas, this story was not about Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Meggings are a new fashion trend and famous men across America are wearing these brightly colored leggings proudly.

 

And youngsters laugh at images of 80’s mall hair, cone bras, and disco fashions.  

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Working Up Original Ideas That Sell

People often ask published authors how they came up with their first sellable story idea, and what made those stories original enough to stand out  from all of the other boy-meets-girl-loses-girl-gets-girl-back manuscripts. The simple answer is this: Wikipedia. Okay, not really. Although I can spend all day going from link to link on Wikipedia, until my head explodes, I don’t get my story ideas from there. Truthfully, my ideas come from the deep dark recesses of my brain, without any explanation. It’s a mystery.

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