Monthly Archives: July 2011


The first time I’d really ever experienced that word was in sports. At a basketball game it’s often shouted out when a shot is blocked. And chanted rather mercilessly, too. But then I learned about a different side of the … Continue reading

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Surviving Rejection

        Maybe We’ll Get the Last Laugh After All                                     By Jeff Salter             Let’s narrow the scope of ‘rejection’.             Many of us have endured rejection such as being turned down for a date, not making the cut in drama … Continue reading

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I Laugh At Rejections

It isn’t because I consider myself better than everyone else, but I have to take a laughing is better than crying approach to life. If I didn’t, I’d probably spend my entire day sniffling over something or other. When I … Continue reading

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Growing a Shell

I’ve been writing for a long time but only began to submit my work for publication a few years ago. I started with short stories and still write them as well as novels and novellas. I like short stories because … Continue reading

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Rejection Preparation

So you’ve polished that manuscript and had your closest pals scrutinize your query letter.  You send it out into the world, full of hope that someone loves your baby as much as you do.  And then…duh-duh-duuuhhhhhhn…you get a rejection.  Or … Continue reading

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Tribute to the Troops

Fourth of July is usually a time of relaxation and fun with my friends and family for me. It’s not like that for everyone, though.  Especially those still serving our country. They’re away from home, in harm’s way, all to … Continue reading

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Who Signed that Declaration?

           Monday, this week, was Independence Day.   What better time to learn about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence?  This is a lot of text to read, but it’s information every American should know.  I stumbled upon this … Continue reading

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The Freedom To…

With Independence Day on Monday, it should be a time for Americans to evaluate what freedom is, to be thankful for it, to honor those who strive to give it to us. I believe Americans tend to take Independence Day … Continue reading

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I hope you all had a nice Fourth of July. I pretty much vegged out and got caught up on some of the work from the day job I missed while I out of town for the RWA conference. I … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Today is the day we celebrate our nation’s independence.  For many folks, this day means picnics, parades, and fireworks.  Some may travel to celebrate.  When I stop to think about all the places I’ve spent the 4th of July…DC, San … Continue reading

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