Author Archives: Manywoman

About Manywoman

I am an eclectic artist and writer, retired from a 35-year career as a PhD sex therapist and counselor at the University of MN Medical School, Program in Human Sexuality. Since retiring in 2005, I have devoted myself to hobbies and pursuits in various art forms and in writing. My art and writing both tend to focus on subjects of women's spirituality and occult mysteries, I read voraciously in most genres, but mainly Occult and urban fantasy, historical fiction, and non-fiction alternative history and religions from female perspective. In addition I am a lover of cats, with five at home with me; an avid collector of fashion dolls; a sewer and creator of art quilts and other fiber arts; a hap-hazard flower gardener; and a retired professional astrologer.

I’m Posting a Promo for a friend’s new book

M MacKinnon and DartFrogPlus announce the debut novel in the Highland Spirits series—The Comyn’s Curse—a paranormal romance set in the magical Scottish Highlands. Available on Amazon and other online platforms as well as selected bookstores, this novel has something for … Continue reading

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Suspending hoops – the only hope

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I’M FIGHTING THE MARCH BLAHS

MOODS OF MARCH I AM APPROACHING MY 79th BIRTHDAY The “nines” are a dreaded number for me… They harbor the entrance into another decade My life plodding along through its time With nothing but accumulated miscellany To mark where I’ve … Continue reading

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TWO OLD FRIENDS

A very short story written as an assignment for Story Cartel at The Write Practice. The assignment was to write with a specific person or audience in mind.  I wrote this and shared it with my good friend of over … Continue reading

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It’s all in the stitches

This beautiful piece brought me peace and tears this morning. I had to share.

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SPRING SHORT STORY CONTEST LIST

THE WRITE PRACTICE and SHORT FICTION BREAK partnered to offer a fantastic contest experience.  Hundreds of writers joined and wrote their stories and exchanged critique and feedback online for about two weeks.  Then we submitted our efforts to the judges, … Continue reading

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WORD PLAY

  WORD PLAY I am posting a few exercises I did in an on-line writing class some years ago.  They are such fun to do and a great way to practice writing when the inspiration for more serious work-in-progress needs … Continue reading

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A WRITING COMMUNITY

I Wrote a Book in 100 Days! Can you believe it?  A whole entire complete novel!  In just One-Hundred Days!   That’s about three months… started in mid-October 2017 and ended in late January 2018.  I wrote a total of 92,465 … Continue reading

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MY MUSE HAS AWAKENED ONCE AGAIN

  At last, I found a reprieve from the tyranny of Facebook and the daily horror show of the Trump administration.  In mid-October I enrolled with an online writing program, “The Write Practice”, to take their “100 Day Book Challenge” … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY MIND

  THE EMPTY MIND January 2, 2018 The empty mind floats in space passing ideas, images, reflections, insights, inspirations, hopes and dreams, fears and nightmares… A New Year opens… an empty book without story, without plot, without theme or characters… … Continue reading

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