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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Advice

A writer friend and I had a conversation about writer’s block the other day. Despite everything we do and no matter how much we pretend it doesn’t exist and/or it never affects us, I think every writer has been faced … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts – Universal Show and Tell

Bear with me here. It’s a new year and as I want to write more this year, I’m attempting to get in that frame of mind. This means that I want to get back to the messages from the Universe … Continue reading

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Tuesday Treats & Titles: Faux Onion Magic

My dad was a cordon bleu chef. He didn’t own a restaurant. In fact, the whole idea of working in the food service industry was pretty much his worst nightmare. As a college student in Colorado Springs, he was fired … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Sense

Here we go. Thursday. Which means thoughts. I should have some. And I do. Some. Thoughts, that is. And sometines the thread of a story. Or a hint of a character. And maybe a whole scene that fits…somewhere. Quite often, … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Timing

The Universe has a point today. Most writers tend to take things seriously. This is true even of those who write humor. Comedy is a serious business. Sometimes, we writers get so serious about things we get wrapped around the … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Happy

Sometimes, I’m reading my message from the Universe and I’m thinking one thing and then BAM! The Universe has something completely different in mind. Problem is, once I get an idea stuck in my head, it stays until I explore … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Cheshire Cat

I found this message from the Universe tucked waaay back in my draft file. I’m not sure why it got buried. In hindsight, I find it interesting because the first series of books I sold (to Wild Rose Press) were … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Inspiration

I know I’ve discussed inspiration before. In fact, I’ve done it often. Because, as a writer, I get asked about it a lot. We all do. Right? Writers, artists, musicians–anyone that uses their imaginations to create. That includes a parent … Continue reading

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Tuesday Treats & Titles: Rescue Me

There’s a recipe, if you will, to creating a book and getting it ready for self-publication. The fun part is creating the characters and settings, plotting the story line, putting words and actions into the narrative. Then comes editing. Revisions. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Treats & Titles: OMGWTFBBQ!

Despite the subject title, this post IS SFW, as opposed to NSFW. Don’t you just love all the acronyms you have to learn to hang out on the internet? Oh, yeah. Me, too. 🙄 So. I’ve been craving BBQ ribs … Continue reading

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