Category Archives: inspirational people

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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Shadowing a Celeb

Our Tuesday Fox presented this scenario: 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 … Continue reading

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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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How Full is Your Glass?

Our question of the week is one that I posed: “Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? Why do you think you lean that way?” My knee-jerk response to this question is that I’m an optimist. I guess … Continue reading

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Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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What a Character!

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” I’ve based many of my characters on people … Continue reading

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