Tag Archives: Writing

My Writing Bookshelf #NaNoWriMo

We are well into National Novel Writing Month, or #NaNoWriMo for hashtag users. I’m not writing this year but thought I’d offer support from time to time. Earlier this year, I took a picture of my writing bookshelf with some of the books I use to help me write and edit and used it as

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I’m a Day Late: Good Luck with #NaNoWriMo Friends

November is National Novel Writing Month. A time when veteran and newbie writers hunker down and bang out (or attempt to bang out) a 50,000 word first draft of their novel. Note I wrote first draft. I’ve heard quite a few authors speak negatively about NaNoWriMo because it is not possible to write a novel

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The Complete Encyclopedia of Antiques

I like stuff. More than stuff, I like books. Imagine my giddiness when I came across a book filled with stuff—old expensive stuff. According to the description on Amazon.com, “The Complete Encyclopedia of Antiques” is a Collectible 47 year-old Antique reference guide has 1472 pages of photos, descriptions, and history of all major areas of

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Will the R.E.A.L. Authorpreneur Please Stand Up?

Thirteen authorpreneurs that have successfully mastered the art of Authorpreneurship are featured in Sharon C. Jenkins’ latest release, Will the R.E.A.L. Authorprenueur Please Stand Up?. This compilation will be launched on July 6, 2015. The book will feature such successful authorpreneurs as Nina Amir, Joel Friedlander, Rochelle Carter, Tyora Moody, Brian Smith, Matilda Butler and

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New #Snaps1000Words Published: The Moment after Hello

Have you noticed that fairy tales almost always have an outdoor or wilderness type scene? In Cinderella it is when the maiden is fleeing the palace and loses her shoe on the steps. In Snow White, well, let’s just say it is pretty much the entire story. The same is true for Rapunzel. It might

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Jumping Head First into Camp #NaNoWriMo

Last night, on a whim and needing to give myself a push to finish book two in The Church House series, I jumped head first into Camp Nano. Last year I failed miserably at NaNoWriMo. November is NOT the month to write in my family—three things: football season, birthday and Thanksgiving. Hopefully, July is considering

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Beauty Queen | New Story Posted over at #Snaps1000Words #Inspiredby Maya Angelou

It’s that time of the month again. My 1000-word short Beauty Queen is now live over at Snaps1000Words.com. I had originally intended to write a sweet love short for June. However, when Dr. Maya Angelou, one of the most precious literary voices of our time, passed, our editor challenged us to write something inspired by

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