Category Archives: inspiration

KISS Your Bios

Months ago I offered this question:Do you enjoy reading about other writers, their bios and writing processes? Once again, my fellow bloggers here added a fresh element that I did not foresee, in as much as most addressed ‘biographies’ in … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Have you ever started to read a book, story, article, watched a movie or TV show where you realized that the writer had another agenda other than telling a story? In the guise of a story, they only want to … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in advice, America, authors, blessings, blogging, Books, decisions, experiences, Faith-centered stories, Family, free week, helping others, inspiration, Life, lifestyles, misunderstandings, movies, Random thoughts, reading, reviews, Tonette Joyce, traditions, TV series, using talents | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stronger Than Dirt

“What are some challenges you’ve encountered that you were unsure you could handle but then surprised yourself?” Where do I start??? It seems that every time I have thought, “I don’t know how that person did that/does that, I could … Continue reading

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Easy As Pie

I wanted to talk about apologies. Do you have trouble making apologies?Had you ever had people around you who would not, or could not, apologize? I have had people in my life who found it very hard to apologize. They … Continue reading

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Up My Alleyn

(I wrote a view and it was good, but I when I cut, it did not paste, so now I must do this work in haste.) If you log into YouTube, they make many suggestions based on your watch history. … Continue reading

Posted in advice, audiobooks, authors, awards, book series, Books, careers, characters, childhood, classics, creating scenes, Dealing with stress, experiences, Family, foreign publications, imagination, inspiration, Mystery stories, novels, protagonists, reading, series, time management, Tonette Joyce, using talents, writers | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Sapped

This week:How has the ongoing pandemic affected your creativity? My writing creativity has been a casualty of the pandemic. As many people, I really thought that having to stay home would make writing easier, but no. I have been bogged-down … Continue reading

Posted in America, creativity, Daily life, Dealing with stress, editing, experiences, Family, helping others, imagination, inspiration, Life, Preparing for writing, procrastination, recipe, research, time management, Tonette Joyce, using talents, writing | 6 Comments

Too Much Time Wasted

But I Still Got A Lot Done By Jeff Salter Topic: How has the ongoing pandemic affected your creativity? Wow… hot topic. Intro Since my early retirement (from public library administration) in mid-2006, I’ve been quite a bit more of … Continue reading

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“God Bless You”

With all the problems that are going on in the world and in my family, I thought that I would share a story that happened over forty years ago, one which my sister and I laughed about again just last … Continue reading

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Song Sung Blue

Our resident hound asked, “What color best describes you? Why that color?”   I’ve always been drawn to the color blue. The particular shade of blue that I choose as my favorite depends on the time of day, my mood, and … Continue reading

Posted in Daily life, Dealing with stress, experiences, favorites, inspiration, Music, Patricia Kiyono, Random thoughts, The Author Life | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Review: “What IF”

I was looking for something a little intelligent, but lighter than what I had been listening to, while working around the house, and Randall Monroe’s “What If” filled the bill.  Monroe is a trained physicist and a short-time former contract … Continue reading

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