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Writing When You Don’t Want To Write

I laugh when I think about my history with schoolwork. Though I was a decent student, I was never keen on homework. Instead, I would write all sorts of fictional stories and journal entries (still have many of them). Literally, I would avoid homework to write. Things haven’t changed much. Now I avoid work to […]

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Not Another Blog-Filled Schooling

Listen, I like to have fun and laugh and enjoy my free time creatively. The last thing I want to do is get schooled by a blog. Unfortunately, in my workday, I’m asked to read and write all kinds of educational pieces. So yes, that’s me out there schooling all over the place. So forgive […]

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What’s Fun For You? Reading, Of Course!

Parents love good children’s books just as much as young people like adult reads. How do you categorize a book’s age appropriateness? Sometimes what’s fun for you is the best way to decide—ah-hem as long as the maturity level is taken into account. So you have the afternoon free. It’s raining. No school. No work. […]

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She’s Outta This World!

Favorite Hero: Princess Leah Any other Star Wars fans out there? What is it about the original Star Wars: A New Hope? Probably, because it sets precedence for all that would follow in the genre of Science Fiction. Princess Leah was both the “girl that got recused” and the “girl who rescued.” Finally, a female […]

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A Bouquet of Colored Pencils

What is it about colored pencils that make you feel so creative? I love color. And adding bursts of it throughout my notebooks and journals makes me smile. Anything I can do to add color to my world and writing seems to make things brighter and even happier. Is there someone you know who could […]

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I Double Dog Dare You!

My first book was written on a dare. I always loved to write and had completed many short stories and little novelas but nothing really full on until I was double dog dared. About 10 years ago, my best friend dared me to write a book. We were talking about our dreams, whishes and hopes […]

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Day Off For Love?

When the Dreidles are put away, the Christmas trees taken down and the Mkekas are set aside, there is little to celebrate until spring. Despite the nationally recognized holidays that occur during the first few months of the calendar year, there’s nothing that opens the heart like the month of December. So, why not break […]

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Writing is Good For You

There’s nothing more enjoyable then writing and being around others who love to write. At conferences, clubs, or workshops with new and seasoned writers, it’s feels inspiring to be around others who love the craft. Just this weekend, I connected over coffee with Jack Monroe, a great writer of political intrigue tales for young readers. He’s going […]

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