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cliff-burns's picture
Jan.29.2013
I have pretty much cut away all of the negative influences in my personal circle. The kind of people who drag you down with their constant pissing and moaning about the sorry state of their lives. Certain ones--family members are the worst--really get my goat. These despicable creatures are so self...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.02.2012
OK, this is kinda fun. They won't fit every writer but writers will recognize the truth in some of them. One aspect of note about the list is that the same type of situation can be the best and the worst. Like having one (or none) showing for a reading, OR having one of those 'talk-to-you-for-...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.30.2012
This is kinda fun, to which a multitude of other books can no doubt be added. My own humble addition concerns my first novel, A Lost Tale. Within the first half dozen reviews (although, in my mind, it was the first) was a newspaper review which began: "A Lost Tale - but not lost enough...
birdie-chesson's picture
Dec.01.2011
I heard a term used yesterday that had me thinking a lot. Fire Lighters and Fire Fighters. I believe that everyone is born with a flame. Whether it's a burning desire to be something special or just stand out from everyone else. There's a fire in all of us and there are circumstances that...
barbara-rubel's picture
Jun.17.2011
Have you ever noticed that some people refuse to see the positive aspects in any situation?  You can shift the perspective of these "negaholics" by asking them open-ended questions that focus on the positive rather than the negative. Here are 4 questions to use to help people change a...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
Mar.26.2010
“In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt     One of the most intriguing things about listening to people describe news events is their tendency to...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Mar.12.2010
A few years ago while writing a book called Blue Skies and Green Lights (to be released by Loving Healing Press next month, under the name It’s Your Choice! Decisions That Will Change Your Life) I decided to do some research.  At the time I was working for Kaiser Permanente in southern California...
talia-carner's picture
Apr.07.2009
            If you have received a negative review on Amazon, one that it is clearly nasty and ignorant, one that demonstrates that the reader has an agenda and/or has not even read the novel, there is a remedy.               Amazon's policy is "We want our review forum to be a place for...
steven-ekstrom's picture
Jul.16.2008
I have to admit--it's pretty amazing when you get to hold a physical copy of something you created when it hits shelves.  I'm in San Diego--and the store, Comickazee, where I was picking up something for my weekly Wednesday "fix" had a couple copies of the book. I bought one...for my Dad...
tobi-dawne-smith's picture
May.12.2008
For the first time, I feel badly about a review I've written. I tried very hard to like the book. I honestly did. I just couldn't get past the poor grammar, bad punctuation, lack of flow, and incorrect information. It was a book I very much wanted to like. I wanted to enjoy it... I really did...