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The enterprise of becoming a writer

“Why do writers write?  Because it isn’t there.”  – Thomas Berger Every one of us has a gift, the unique reason why we are here.  Will you find your gift and then find a way to share it with the … Continue reading

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Thinking through my fingers…

“Writing for me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”   – Isaac Asimov It took me almost forever to figure this out.   It’s one thing to think about something.  We do this almost every moment of every day.  But the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on traditonal versus self-publishing

A librarian friend of mine suggested I check out Blue Ink Review.  She said the problem for librarians with self-published books, is finding some great book reviews to help them decide whether to buy the book for their library.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Six ways to improve your health and happiness this year!

Attitude does count, so how can you improve your attitude this year? From this long AARP article, please enjoy these six ways to improve your attitude and your life this year: Get a pet. Pets provide unconditional love, wonderful companionship, … Continue reading

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Because life is not a Hallmark movie…

If you read my last post, you know something about our recent family tragedy.  My brother’s life fell apart a few years ago, we did everything in our power to try and help him, but instead he threatened suicide and … Continue reading

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Remembering my brother John

‘Twas the night before Christmas… ‘Twas the night before Christmas and my brother John and I simply could not calm down. We were supposed to be sleeping in my Grandma Carter’s big double bed, but we were instead bouncing off … Continue reading

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The stresses of the season!

“If you want a spiritual experience, go spend a weekend with your parents.”     –  Ram Dass It seems to be a proven fact that Christmas intensifies emotions.   A friend of mine runs a local Zale’s Jewelry store.  She says … Continue reading

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Encouragement from writers everywhere!

Don’t miss these loving words of encouragement from writers!

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The Ten Commandments for reducing STRESS

Something tells me that we could all use a little reality check on feeling overly responsible this time of year.   So here you go: Thou shalt not be perfect, or even try to be. Thou shalt not try to be … Continue reading

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A gift truly made in America!

Diane Sawyer on the ABC News has been encouraging us all to buy gifts made in America, to help create more jobs here.   I couldn’t agree more with that sentiment! So in the interest of full disclosure, here’s where your … Continue reading

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