Category Archives: inspiration

Tod Edit, or Not To Edit – Testimonials

In my travels around the world… of reading, I have encountered the world of short, testimonial anthologies. Most of you are familiar at least with the premise of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books: people submit their personal stories … Continue reading

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Overheard, But Not Remembered

“Have you overheard a conversation and added it in some way to a story?” Apparently, this was a suggestion of mine and again, one that I wish I had made notations about when I thought it up. I cannot think … Continue reading

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I Can’t Hear Well Enough to Do It

This week’s topic was “Have you overheard a conversation and added it in some way to a story?” I’ve thought about it, and, no, I don’t think I ever have. I’m a little hard of hearing so it would be … Continue reading

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Move Along, Movies

Best books-to-movies? I know that we have covered this; I absolutely know that I have brought up the best movies made from terrible books. Yes, it happens; books are not “always ruined” when made into movies. I will once again … Continue reading

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“Isn’t It a Wonder?”

“Free Week” again here and with it having been Christmas week, this year is anything  but free for me. Family members are spreading, and I feel the need to make Christmas happy as long as I can for all of … Continue reading

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Watching the Milestones Fly By

“Looking five years down the road — to the middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT it to be… unless those are … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Chrystyna K. Lucyk-Berger

How much I LOVE Facebook! I get to meet so many people I would never even knew existed, let alone get to virtually-literally travel the world. Chrystyna K.  Lucyk-Berger is an accomplished woman, who is another friend through mutual friends … Continue reading

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