Monthly Archives: January 2011

Inspiration Or Discouragement?

I go back and forth between being inspired and discouraged when I read a really good book. I’m currently reading “Mistress of Rome,” by Kate Quinn. It’s great. It’s filled with twists and turns, unexpected connections between characters, and suspense. … Continue reading

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Thank You

I’ve found that most people who love to write also love to read. So, I was thinking back to when my love for reading started, and I can pinpoint it back to “The Bobbsey Twins.” When I was young, I … Continue reading

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From Overwhelming To Relaxing

Once upon a time, the idea of writing a book, big or small, was very intimidating. It was something I thought of repeatedly, since I was a teenager. Possibly since even before that, but I can’t really remember. I do … Continue reading

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I’m Not Perfect

There’s a CD that my kids listen to all the time when we’re driving in the van. It’s music for kids, but it fun stuff that I can actually tolerate listening to 50 million times. There’s a song on it … Continue reading

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You Can Do Anything

We teach our children that they can do anything, be anything. We teach them to reach for the stars, to chase their dreams. My daughter wants desperately to be Cinderella when she grows up. I told her that, if she … Continue reading

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Thank You Technology

It occurred to me, when thinking about doing research for one of my short stories, how extremely lucky we are today, as writers, to have the technology we have, like the internet, at our disposal. My task was to fill … Continue reading

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Danger Of The Cows

I learned an interesting fact today- each year more people die from cow attacks than from shark attacks. Wow! Who would have thought? I have always been nervous about swimming in the ocean. In my head, the instant you set … Continue reading

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Keeping The Voice Of Your Character

I finished my rough draft for the Your Story contest over at Writer’s Digest. Hooray! Now comes the process of turning it into a final copy. I already started the process somewhat. For example, I had too many words and … Continue reading

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A Change Of Pace

I found another contest to enter today on the Writer’s Digest website. It’s called Your Story, and they have a new one every other month. The idea is that they give a writing prompt, and you have to write a … Continue reading

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My Little Poem

I wrote a little poem today. I don’t usually write poems, but for some reason I just wanted to. It’s probably not the greatest of poems, and there’s a good chance it looks as though a child wrote it. But … Continue reading

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