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November 27, 2012
Anyone who knows me in “real life” knows I’m passionate about education. I truly believe it is the way countries thrive and their citizens secure bright futures filled with innovation . . . and other hippie credo that, if spoken, would expose me for being a crusader of knowledge for all. It goes without saying that when I came across the following infographic, it only served to Read the rest of this entry »
October 28, 2012
I’ve been juggling writing books with writing for my site (which rarely happens these days) and writing for hubpages.com. I’m not a fan of spreading myself thin, but hey — it happens.
What’s cool about this blogging season is that Read the rest of this entry »
October 22, 2012
I was challenged ’bout a month ago by Stephen Ormsby to write a 27-word story about this picture. I had posted it on Facebook, but it’s certainly blog worthy, so I brought it over here too…
October 10, 2012
September 24, 2012
Indie authors strive hard to be the next best thing. In a time when self-publishing makes it possible for anyone to pursue their dream of being a novelist, readers have become the new literary agents. They are the ones who discover great new books and share them with friends and family.
For the past 15 weeks we have been blog hopping our way through some new reads. For those who aren’t familiar with a blog hop, it’s kind of like a treasure hunt. Once you find something on one blog, you hop on over to the next blog link for more treasure. In this case, the treasure is a sneak peek at upcoming titles. I’d like to thank Allison M. Cosgrove for tagging me to participate in this blog hop.
The way this works is that I have to answer 10 questions. You get to learn about my current WIP (work in progress), and when it’s all said and done, comments and questions are always welcome.
1.What is the current title of your book? Read the rest of this entry »
September 7, 2012
June 18, 2012
Okay, I’m going to jump right into this topic by establishing a couple of things right up front. The Internet is like a vast forest hiding wonderful treasures and God-awful traps everywhere. You always want to watch your step and be certain that what you are doing doesn’t land you in trouble. When thinking of Twitter, you can compare it to a humongous animal belonging to the Social Media species of beasts; it looks difficult to tame, but really, it’s not.
I was lost when it came to handling this animal we call Twitter. I tweeted random things, and in the three years I’d had my account, I had racked up a laughable amount of followers. When I decided to make writing a permanent career, I tweeted about my writing process, critique groups I went to, and tweeted links to everything I wrote, but got very little participation from the itty bitty group of followers I had. Then, it happened one day that I ran into a guy I call a Twitter whisperer—someone very skilled at handling the animal—and he showed me what to do. Within two weeks of applying the whisperer’s methods, my follower count had gone from 265 to Read the rest of this entry »
May 31, 2012
I hope you don’t mind me contacting you after all these years ─ I couldn’t help it. Your sudden departure, so long ago, left me wounded and in need of closure.
It took me years to muster up the courage to write you this letter, and even then, you’ve probably noticed that this isn’t even my handwriting. I had a young and very smart girl by the name of Elizabeth Walton transcribe this letter for me ─ you’ll understand why as you keep reading.
My journey through life has been difficult and unstable. Yet, when the stress of it all was unbearable, my thoughts would always default to when Read the rest of this entry »
May 28, 2012
It is good to get together with family on Memorial Day — some families won’t be complete this year. Remember that.