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How to write during School Holidays

Now that I've transitioned from my 4 hour daily commute as a financial software consultant to working from home as a Paranormal Romance writer (aka wannabe author) I am absolutely loving my life.  I never thought it would happen and each morning I marvel at how I enjoy my days now.

For the past 6 weeks my days start a bit earlier than I'm use to due to our new Xmas addition of a puppy named Strawberry for Mr 5yo.

I wake (ummm, am constantly jumped on by the…

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Added by Kalysta Rose on January 18, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

FoodFic Look at DAKOTA

Charlotte Brevik knows how to make a girl feel at home. The retired-nurse/sheriff’s wife fills Lola Wicks with chicken and dumplings swamped in peppery gravy, homemade bread, and creamy casserole of butterbeans she grew and canned herself. A hearty meal…

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Added by Shelley Workinger on December 18, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments

Controlling Chaos

Lately I’ve discovered that I’ve been placing a tremendous amount of stress upon myself by overloading my goal setting for my writing career. Things such as research time, story development, meeting daily word counts, editing completions, reaching out to agents daily, and meeting deadlines are just some of the things consuming me. I also have a full time - and very stressful – day job. I know I’m not alone. I hear many people complain about the very same thing. What I don't hear are many…

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Added by Dee Ann Waite on December 2, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Thanks and Love to the Men Who Have Broken my Heart.

This meditation on love, heartbreak, and gratitude was written originally about ten years ago; it was edited and updated for Thanksgiving this year.

https://joannevalentinesimson.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/thanks-and-love-to-the-men-who-have-broken-my-heart/

I'm convinced that love, a right-brain function, drives much of our…

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Added by Jo Anne Valentine Simson on November 28, 2015 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Who’s Pointing at Whom?

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves.”

– Carl Jung

What does this mean? It means that everything that irritates you about other people, including loved ones, your partner, family…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

Adjust a little- of things are not going as planned. Don’t bang your head against the wall and say something like “why me?” That’s really not going to do anything for you.

Instead, take a look at the situation. What could you do a little differently? How can you adjust to make…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on October 29, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Review of Anne Tammel's "Endless: A Literary Passion" | by Rehan Qayoom

Review of Anne Tammel's "Endless: A Literary Passion" |  by Rehan Qayoom…
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Added by Anne Tammel on October 27, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Welcome Guido Henkel, Author of HUNTED

Food plays such an elemental part of our lives that I am often surprised how little of it is shown in fiction, and even in movies or TV shows. I mean, after all, didn’t we just have breakfast, and then lunch, and now we’re eating again? There are days when it feels that our…

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Added by Shelley Workinger on October 9, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments

Dancing for Fun by Mark L. & Helena Greathouse Book Feature

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Added by Tracee Gleichner on September 25, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments

Writing: The Enemy of Mindfulness?

I meditate, but only for 10-minute stints, and I don't do it every day.  I’m a very sporadic and inconsistent yogi. I've never been to an ashram and probably never will.

  mindfulnessandwriting

Yet, I claim to live a (sorta) mindful life.   I can sit in traffic or get horribly lost and…

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Added by Aine Greaney on August 31, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Asked for an Introductory Post

I was asked to start a blog about my writing experience. To be honest, I probably will not be writing a detailed and consistent blog. I'm really busy with writing, though I might post some of my thoughts or experiences.

I began writing in German at age six. I would sit down next to my mom and tell her a story. I would just make it up on the spot. I once thought up a three-minute rhyme and couldn't remember it when I started to write it down. That was my one foray into poetry. While I…

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Added by Katrina Katzenbach on August 11, 2015 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Welcome Back Luke Murphy, Author of Kiss & Tell

I remember when I first started writing—the moment I decided to get serious about writing, to write with a purpose. When I first decided that I wanted to write with the intention of seeking publication, I bought a couple of books on the craft of writing to help improve my style.



One…

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Added by Shelley Workinger on July 20, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

How to Write a Book Review

As most of you know, I’ve recently launched my second novel, MISTS OF BAYOU RHYNE. Yes, thank you, thank you. :) And as most of you know, one of the hardest – but oh so important – things to get is a review. I’ve been told over and over again how much a reader has enjoyed my book, how they can’t wait for the next, and how they wish they could share it with everyone they know. Well, you my dear reader,…

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Added by Dee Ann Waite on June 25, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments

Feng Shui + Charlotte nightingale Cover Reveal

Carter Oosterhouse and Pam

An HGTV show called Red, Hot and Green remodeled my bathroom when I lived in L.A. The big “reveal” was exciting and horrifying all at the same time. What if it was ugly? What if I didn’t like it? How would I mask my disappointment in front of the cameras, and more importantly, in front of the smokin’ hot host of the show, Carter Oosterhouse? (See photo to the…

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Added by Pam Ferderbar on June 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

On Intimacy with Experience

Would love to have you like my page on Huff Po. This is how they retitled my piece On Intimacy with Experience. I learn from this that they like titles which are unambiguous and promise a lesson for the reader.…

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Added by Judith Newton on June 20, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments

As a woman you need to prioritize

As someone running a small, successful and well-known business in the town where I live, I often have young and older women alike coming up to me and asking me the secret of my successful work-life balance. I feel good that these women consider me as someone who can dispense them with good advice but many times it becomes a bit overwhelming too. I feel like telling them, “It’s heart-warming that you are sharing your troubles with me, but I can assure you that I still haven’t figured out life…

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Added by Sue Miles on May 9, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Welcome John Dolan, Author of A Poison Tree

OK, this is going to be tricky. Unlike my wife Fiona – who is a complete foodie – I tend to view food the same way a car looks at petrol: fuel to get me through the day. Fiona tells me I’m an utter Philistine on matters nutritional, and I’m sure she’s right (she usually is). If I could simply…
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Added by Shelley Workinger on April 3, 2015 at 8:47am — No Comments

Self-Publishing ... Just How Profitable Can It Be? Here are Some Numbers for Ya

Self-Publishing Workshop: Registration Open

The early bird gets the worm! You can reserve a spot now for a nominal fee. Details at http://dld.bz/d9mWz. Also here, you'll find some insight into just…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on March 23, 2015 at 12:29pm — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] A Chinese Artist Steps Out

The two biggest surprises that came from writing my memoir, Red Eggs and Good Luck, was announcing I was a visual artist to the world and sharing my Chinese heritage with others.

Prior to writing Red Eggs and Good Luck, I was a closet artist. My need to capture the world in images remained a secret until I met my husband, who was an artist. In his presence, I felt safe. At night, I would work alongside him as he finished his assignments. Sometimes my work turned out…

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Added by Angela Lam (Turpin) on March 22, 2015 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

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