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Well, the virtual date — an evening with yours truly — is in the books. As I did my self-assessment following the presentation, I concluded: — I am not technologically savvy. In fact I am technologically challenged. — I am … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Respect

Is everybody ready for Five Minute Friday? It’s where our group of writers gather  to write unscripted for five minutes on a specific word prompt. Our prompt is diligently supplied by Kate Motaung. After we post, we link up on … Continue reading

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A (Virtual) Evening with Author Joe Siccardi

Do you remember your first date? How about your last date? I don’t think it matters whether you are the dater or the datee. I’m pretty sure the emotions are similar. There is anxiety, anticipation, maybe a little bit of … Continue reading

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In the Nest

Our reflection this week is from Rev. Martha Spong from Daily Devotions, a publication of the United Church of Christ. Jesus put before them another parable: The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Young

Is everybody ready for Five Minute Friday? It’s where our group of writers [okay most of them, often we have Saturday and Sunday stragglers, myself included] gather  to write unscripted for five minutes on a specific word prompt. Our prompt … Continue reading

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Hallmark Moments

I’ll be the first to admit it. I am a hopeless romantic and I enjoy settling in with a good Hallmark movie. Of course, lately, I enjoy the fact I can “rest my eyes” for a minute or two and … Continue reading

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The Hook

One of the questions I heard this week was the prospective author felt the story she wanted to write has already been written. My initial reaction is she is right. Her story, your story, my story has been written — … Continue reading

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A Question, (Hopefully) an Answer & a Reminder

Book reviews. Every author covets them and most authors don’t understand them. One of the questions I was asked recently was a double pose. How do I get book reviews? Should I find a service that provides book reviews? I … Continue reading

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Just Write

Someone posted a question on an author/prospective author group the other day.  “What is the most difficult part in writing a book?” I answered, “Sitting down and starting.” I’ve consistently said the short answer is to just write. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — People

I have always had the desire to put words on paper (okay, the screen). Blame it on busyness, schedules or — okay — procrastination, sometimes the assignment shifts off schedule. Today’s post is a few hours later than usual because … Continue reading

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