Category Archives: Dealing with stress

Guest Author: Pamela S. Thibodeaux and My Heart Weeps

Promoting books often takes as much time as writing them. I’m extremely thankful for various groups in which the focus is helping each other reach readers. Pamela S. Thibodeaux is an extremely active member of Authors Helping Authors, or AHA. … Continue reading

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Words to Warm My Heart

This week’s topic was one that I proposed: “What are the nicest or most inspiring things people have said or written about your writing? How did it affect you?” When I first started writing and blogging, I had a few … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the Writin’ Is Easy…Not

How has the uniqueness of the Summer of 2020 affected our writings so far? With me, it’s been devastating, Back in April, I posted on trying to get my act together for a ‘new normal’. I realize that phrase has … Continue reading

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Writing Life BC and AD

This week, our resident hound posed this prompt: We’ve previously discussed how summers typically affect our writing schedules or outputs, but this summer of 2020 was unique in many ways. Tell us whether these unique factors affected your writing… and … Continue reading

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What Was I Supposed to Do?

This week’s topic of discussion: What is something for which you constantly need reminding?  I’ve been a list-maker for many years, and I always have a calendar or two nearby. Both habits sprang from a string of embarrassing events which … Continue reading

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Shoot For the Moon

“You’ve been asked to ghostwrite an autobiography for someone famous; you get to spend two weeks with this person as they tell you stories and details of their life. Who do you hope that celebrity is?” Oh, gosh, so many … Continue reading

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Finding Relief

This week’s question, posed by our Wednesday Fox, is “Have you done/would you do acupuncture?” Since I’m Asian, it would be logical to assume that I’ve experienced this medical technique, but since I’ve lived all but the first year of … Continue reading

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Maintenance Mode: When Goals Need a Break

It’s Memorial Day, the national holiday during which we honor those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. I’m fortunate in that no one in my immediate family meets this description. But my family and I … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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Productivity Lost and Found

What Drains and/or Blocks My Potential Productivity? By Jeff Salter Gosh, this is a deep topic… and to think, I was the one who proposed it (way back when). As our Friday Fox recently said (paraphrased), “I wish I could … Continue reading

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