What Would I Do If I Did Not Blog?

August 29, 2011

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A crazy thought crossed my mind recently. I wondered what I would do if I didn’t write or blog. I was surprised with some of the ideas I came up with — all of them start with “I would have more time to:” Exercise Clean my house Watch the boob tube Play my online games […]

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Writing and Trauma — an Exercise in Healing

August 22, 2011

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Little Declan Jace I have friends, Jason and Kim, who just lost their baby boy, Declan Jace, yesterday. My heart grieves for them. You see, they found Declan in his bed not breathing several days ago, rushed him to the hospital, and the terrible saga began. “How does this relate to writing?” you might ask. […]

Find Your Passion!

August 15, 2011

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My husband, Willie, bought and read a book a while back written by Mary Beth Brown that he said I should read. The subject was Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State under the junior Bush administration. The title is Condi: The Life of a Steel Magnolia. Reading into it, I found some things that resonate in me as […]

How Much Are You Worth?!

August 8, 2011

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Whether you realize it or not, your worth is constantly being measured. It’s measured by what you and others think of you and your talent. How Is Your Worth Measured? As a writer, your worth is measured by what others are willing to pay you and by what you are willing to accept. Although you […]

It’s So Hot in Kansas …

August 1, 2011

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In regards to temperature, it’s been miserable in Kansas for the past two months. We’ve had the occasional downpour, but it has not made a difference in the sweltering highs. To offset the miserable conditions, someone came up with a quite entertaining tribute to the temperatures. I thought I’d share it here.   IT’S SO HOT AND DRY in Kansas…. […]

Format a Manuscript to Submit to a Contest, Magazine or Other Publication

July 25, 2011

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I just received a request from one of our members here asking how to format a manuscript to submit to a publication — in this case, it was the Good Housekeeping Fiction Contest I noted on a previous post. Don’t worry, there’s still time if you want to check it out. I found good starting […]

How to Stay on Target

July 4, 2011

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Guest Post by Christine Speno @http://wordsetcwriting.com/. Those of us who are self-employed or working virtually may have a particular hard job of staying on task.  This is especially true if you work from a home office.  I know for me, I have to set boundaries so that I don’t let distractions interfere with my work […]