Monthly Archives: September 2017

Guest Author: Maris Soule

When I first entertained the notion of writing a romance, I joined the Mid-Michigan chapter of the Romance Writers of America. I discovered a wonderful group of supportive people, so full of encouragement. Several were published authors, and I sought … Continue reading

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So Many, So Soon

This week we are asked to name those who have ‘gone too soon’, those who left the world before they could have contributed so much more. I thought politically and John Fitzgerald Kennedy was on my list. Jeff named him … Continue reading

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Too Soon Departed

Individuals Who Died Too Young By Jeff Salter An unusual topic this week… and rather sad. We’re contemplating individuals who left us too soon. As I reflected on this, I realized I was thinking about three very different groups of … Continue reading

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‘Piggy We Stole From the Shed’

I thought this topic was a great idea when I thought of it, but as I started to think about writing it, I couldn’t think of the right person for me to write about. Sure, a variety of recent musicians … Continue reading

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More Time With a Master Lyricist

This week, our assignment is to select someone who we think could have contributed more to our lives had that person’s life not been cut short. Since I’m a musician, I immediately searched my mind (and the internet) for fellow … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility, Kind Of

This week we are asked: Have you ever observed a gathering of family or friends and thought that an incident there would make a good scene in a book? Oh, yes! Many things in my life make good topics for … Continue reading

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From a Dusty Suitcase in My Friend’s Garage

… to a full length novel that netted my first publishing contract By Jeff Salter [This week we’re blogging about incidents with friends or family which would make a good scene in a book. Gosh, have I got a lulu! … Continue reading

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