Category Archives: helping others

Guest: Author Laura Benedict

This week I would like to welcome Laura Benedict as my guest. Laura is a versatile, award winning writer whose work crosses into several genres. Thank you for joining us, Laura! I have yet to have the nerve to read … Continue reading

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Brave, Courageous and Bold

This week’s topic is the advice we would give to our younger selves. That’s easy. There are two which would have made my life much better and they are linked: “Be brave”. “Rely on yourself”. I still have to battle … Continue reading

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Buy the Way…

Once again, my Free Week has been anything but ‘free’. The laundry was just getting caught up from awaiting the new washer, when the cold-water spigot for it decided to leak. So backed-up it got again while we waited for … Continue reading

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First Publications, Looking Forward

Our very first publications and/or bylines, how did they feel? With the first ones in school, I felt embarrassed. I had very little self-esteem and I had critical people around me, so I never felt anything was good enough when … Continue reading

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The Write Convention

Book conventions are the topic of the week and frankly, I have next to no direct experience with being a seller at one. I have not (yet) published a book and therefore have never even considered having a table at … Continue reading

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Conferences With Books

Sign me up! By Jeff Salter I’m taking a broad view of the topic, “book conventions,” to include some of my experiences (in a previous life) as a professional librarian at national and regional library conferences. After all, in the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Ideas

The question this week is: If you could be present at any time during the history of our country (U.S.A.), when would we choose? I’d have to say: during the American Revolution. Mind you, I am more of an indoor-plumbing, … Continue reading

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