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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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Thursday Thoughts: Universal I Did This

Today, the Universe seems to be spot on when it comes to writing. Every writer has their own process. Some of us draft “dirty”–simply getting the bare bones of the story down before going back to flesh it out by … 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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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 and Titles: Recipe for Success

Getting a book ready for publicaton is like cooking. There’s a formula, aka a recipe. There are steps, procedures, proceesses. These are different for every author and are different if a writer is traditionally published as opposed to a self-published … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Beautiful Life

I have a few favorite authors and one of them is Kristen Ashley. In her books, her characters talk a lot about finding “beauty” in their lives and in love. When I read today’s message, I wondered if the Big … Continue reading

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Tuesday Treats & Titles: Clutter

I get an email “newsletter” thingy from a site called Simplify. Like the DIY newsletter I get, the curators list blogs that show projects, give advice, etc. I look. I think “Ooh! Cool!” And then I delete the email. My … Continue reading

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