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I Hear Voices

Maya Angelou wrote: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” When I was a child I used to love reading in my bed at night while my parents sat with their guests in the adjacent … Continue reading

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What You Remember

When I was teaching in Dubai and my children were still in elementary school, I noticed how they referred to their teachers as being old. And when I asked how old they thought a teacher was, “old like maybe thirty,” … Continue reading

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Writing Gives Me Wings!

What makes a writer tick? Warren Kieffer writes: “If there were a recipe for creating an original, pleasurable, readable, saleable manuscript and getting the finished product sold and published, it might read something like this: one part idea, two parts … Continue reading

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Mistakes! Mistakes!

I feel like I am in a kind of stupor lately. I have so many ideas and so many things to do that I don’t know where to start or how to begin. Julia Cameron says having too many ideas … Continue reading

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Be Bold!

We all know how important networking is in selling our work and promoting ourselves. Social media has a big influence on people and the scouts out there who are always on the lookout for new talent. Even the publishing world … Continue reading

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“If they did it, so can you.”

On a yellow post it on my desk I have the following quote:  “If they did it, so can you.” (WD 1996) The caption is from a Writer’s Digest magazine from 1996. I was living and working as a teacher … Continue reading

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All Good Books

Jane Austen wrote: “It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the … Continue reading

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