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Happy 7th, Odessa!
*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY 7TH WDC ANNIVERSARY, ODESSA! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*
Happy 7th Writing.com Anniversary!!

The lucky number seven! I hope you have the best day and receive lots of well-wishes!

May you have at least seven more years here!

I am looking for someone who lives in or near Cumberland MD to help me research the murder of the real Odessa Molinari in 1953.

From the UK I have only limited resources. I will credit you in the final piece. Who knows, we may even solve the case!
Welcome Odessa! And So Sorry to say you are CAPTURED! I am "one step closer to White/Red Queen/King in the Wonderland Challenge". I pray you are healthy and well during the battle we all are waging. Now you are to stay in your castle until the siege is announced over.

That is all. Queen Norma has spoken. Carry on.

Working on the cook book. Looking for soup recipes guys.
*Hungry* Yum!
I love to cook, I find the whole process relaxing. Please let us know when your cookbook is available!!
As a cannibal, you probably wouldn't be interested in any of my soup recipes, huh?
I'm kidding, of course! *Laugh*
Or am I? *Smirk2*

YES! I know who dunnit. Now I have the killer firmly in my sights the writing is flowing far better.
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I have just been reading
Renaissance Man - Part 1  (13+)
Story of Torey Campbell, Part 1. Beginning through First Plot Point. Work in progress.
#2189048 by flyfishercacher
. The fifth chapter is a description of the neighbourhood where the story is set.

Coming from the UK I find it useful to get a good idea of settings in other countries. It inspired me to write a piece about an area of my home town, Plymouth.
North Prospect  (E)
UK Social Housing
#2211828 by Odessa Molinari smiling

Maybe others would like to tell us about where they live?
1) I try to find pictures on "Google Images" for the places in my stories. When I get the "that's it!" picture, I capture it and file it.
2) Then I write a detailed descriptive narrative putting that picture into words and adding my own.
3) I file that description and the picture for use on the current story and who knows what else in the future.
4) I pull snipets from the description and splash them in here and there.

Writing a whole scene describing the neighborhood is one of a kind. I don't normally do that.

I use the same process for characters.
If my story takes me to a town I don't know I find their website. When writing Viewpoint - 9/11 I had a whole route to research. Police websites are also useful in finding the type of neighbourhood; eg. one of the places on my route had a high crime rate with shoot outs being common so I wrote one in.
I'm writing a cook book. Feel free to use recipes. If you have recipes to pass on let me know.
Adapting my grandma's old recipes to modernize them for today's lifestyle was one of the most fun things I've done.

My kids get the benefit of working from scratch and preparing their own meals, but don't have to spend hours and hours in the kitchen.

Lots of trial and error on my end, though. Whole lot of spitting stuff out with a resounding "NOPE!"

I've managed to get 90% of them nearly identical, which is pretty good considering half of them listed "herbs and spices" as the seasonings *Rolling*.
"Herbs and spices"? Yikes, Jayne! And I was struggling with "put in oven and bake." How hot? How long? How do I know when it's done? Yours sounds way worse to figure out! lol

Good luck, Odessa Molinari smiling! You go this!
What kind of recipes are you looking for? And do you want metric or English system of measure?
Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays

*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY 6TH WDC ANNIVERSARY, SUE! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*

(Better late than never, right? *Wink* )
Woe is me; my laptop finally gave up the ghost and took my dongle with it.

Not sure how long, if ever, before I can replace them. In the mean time, it's a long trek to the library for only half hour access, so afraid I won't be around much.