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Oct.25.2009
 Cross posted from Fictional Life  Twitter is growing on me. I really hated it at first, but it is turning into a source for running across really excellent blogs I might not otherwise have found. Recently, I came across this post from Michael Hyatt . I also signed up for Randy Ingermanson's e-mail...
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Oct.17.2009
Reposted from Fictional Life A few weeks ago, I was trolling blogs on the subject of writing and I ran across a discussion about Chick Lit. Sorry, I don't remember the site. The post was from several years ago and it discussed the evolution in Chick Lit, which was morphing from Twenty-Something...
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Oct.08.2009
Cross posted from Fictional Life  What inspires you? What is your Muse? It is probably okay that I have not found my Muse because, Lord, I'm busy enough without one! The very process of discovering some of the new things I am suddenly bold enough to try has raised me to a new level of inspiration...
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Sep.30.2009
Cross-posted from Fictional Life  I think I wrote about synchronicity recently in a different context. In another synchronous blog discovery, I ran across the Confident Writing blog while Joanna Young was writing a series on "The Language of Possibility". I love that phrase! This is...
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Sep.21.2009
Cross posted from Fictional Life  I read somewhere that a writer shouldn't fall in love with her characters to the point that she can't let them go. I understand that. Once a story is finished, a writer can do two things with it: She can put it under the bed (or leave it in her writing folder)...
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Sep.11.2009
 Cross posted from Fictional Life  I have always been happy about the fact that I have a good imagination. It has kept me from being bored, entertaining me with a never-ending string of Stories (whether I wrote them down or not) and has served as my constant companion. My imagination is kind of...
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Sep.05.2009
This is a departure from anything I planned to write here, but I am compelled to say something on the topic of Free Speech. As a writer, words are the tool of my trade. I revere them. What is more, I cherish our First Amendment right to free speech in America, even when it means that...
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Sep.03.2009
The first day of school in 1973 dawned clear and hot, and it soon left me feeling uprooted and disconnected from the only world I had ever known.  My family lived in a very small town, a few blocks up the street from the high school.  I had attended the same school disctrict from kindergarten...
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Sep.01.2009
Bessie Morgan left her rural hometown in Georgia on a northbound bus right after her high school graduation. She did not share her plans to leave town with anyone but her mother, nor did she say good-bye to any of her friends, including her fiancé, the most popular boy in town. In the thirty...
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Aug.27.2009
Blogging is fun, but I wanted something that focuses on my novels. The Author Page on Amazon is great, but it is very limited. Therefore, I set up a website specifically for the purpose of showcasing the stories themselves.  At first it will feature synopses of the stories, character sketches and...
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Aug.19.2009
Cross posted from Fictional Life Do you remember the experiment teachers often use in psych and/or writing classes where someone rushes into the room, does something dramatic, and rushes out; then, the class members are asked to describe what happened? Of course, the descriptions vary widely. I...
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Aug.14.2009
Cross-posted from Fictional Life  I prepared this list for my new blog over at Amazon. I thought I would post it here as well.  Preparing these manuscripts for publication will be Job One around here for the foreseeable future. Below is a list of my inventory of upcoming publications. Always...
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Aug.06.2009
Looking at the definitions of obsession and compulsion that include very negative overtones, I'm going with describing my life's animating passion: story-telling. I love to read or hear stories told by others. Stand-up comics are my heroes and novelists my idols. I also love to tell stories (...
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Aug.03.2009
Cross-posted from Fictional Life I always believed that I couldn't be a "real" writer until someone paid me for writing something. My head always thought that was BS because reason tells me that something I'm so passionate about and that I spend so much time doing must count for...
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Jul.31.2009
"Always Faithful" is now available for sale at CreateSpace [ https://www.createspace.com/3390060 ] Always Faithful is a love story about the beautiful mystery of long-term love between spouses, children's love for their parents, parents' love for their children and Americans' love for our...
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