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On Being a Writer

  1. Write what you know.
  2. Learn the rules.
  3. You can break a rule, but you must know the rule, and it must apply to what you are writing. Break a rule very, very carefully.
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Tales

Tales of Zoftic

Tales of Zoftic

by Andrea MacVicar

"A book that keeps on giving." Zoftic will steal your heart just as she steals her Master's socks and undies out of his laundry basket. You can feel the rhythm of her walk "up and down...all around the town" as you read about her friends, her Master, Ms. Helen, and the love of her life, her handsome German Shepard, Winner. Whether reader or listener, the adventures of Zoftic will stroke your heart strings and cause them to sing with laughter and tears. Ages 4 to 94.

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Pieces

Pieces of Stained Glass

Pieces of Stained Glass

by Andrea MacVicar

A book of poetry.

I've always wanted to touch lives with words. To me, touching and words are synonymous. Spoken and written words can wound what a loving human touch can heal. And human hands can wound what a loving spoken and written word might also heal.

Writers' Digest Book Awards

                  

November 14, 2015

23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

To: mgmrejoice@aol.com

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Entry Title PIECES OF STAINED GLASS

Author: Andrea MacVicar

Judge Number: 95




Entry Category: Poetry

Judge’s Commentary*:

"In Pieces of Stained Glass by Andrea MacVicar, we are presented with poems that are full of faith and hope in the face of a changing world, one which we strive to endure while still wringing some beauty and brilliance from it. Overall, the writing is delicate and graceful, using sound and form as a way of helping the reader through the struggle that is often evoked here. The title seems to this reader to be appropriate and evocative, giving the reader a good sense of the tone of the poems to come. The overall design of the book is professional, though I would have preferred to see a difference in font types between the poem text and title so as to make a broader distinction to the eye. The cover image for the book is interesting and stark in its beauty, inviting. The book is broken into sections which help the reader to navigate the different themes and approaches that the poems encourage. A poem like “The Tunnel” shows the range of this collection in lines like “that long as light breaks black / the end is near,” that reminds us that sound can be the key to the understanding we seek."

 
Amazon Review

"Andrea MacVicar writes beautifully. Her poems are thought provoking, engaging, playful and funny. I was inspired by her poetry. It was a joy to read her poems and it was an even greater joy to read them aloud." Ingrid

BOOK $15

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Andrea Discussing Pieces of Stained Glass

Secret

Secret of the Laurel Crown

Secret of the Laurel Crown

by Andrea MacVicar

The note on the old shoebox read: "Carolyn, I bought this at a garage sale. I know how tough life has been for you these past months. I thought this might help a sad girl smile. Love, Gram." Carolyn lifted the lid and dumped its contents. Five hundred pieces of the jigsaw puzzle tumbled out onto the worn yellow wool blanket. As she pushed the pieces aside, a folded parchment—its edges ragged with age—caught in a small hole.

Picking it up carefully so as not to tear the creases, she unfolded it and read the words in faded black, handwritten script: "he agape nikai panta. The Laurel Crown shall choose the wearer. Be warned. Beware of the Baal Contract."

Was the secret message about the puzzle? Maybe the message had nothing to do with the puzzle. Somebody from a foreign country could’ve put it into the box later on. But why? And who? In seeking answers to those questions, Carolyn and her brother Jimmy’s adventures begin on the planet of Double Suns.

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