Category Archives: youth

Gettin’ It Down

This week The Hound asked: “Most of us (writers) will depart this earth with several unfinished manuscripts. Have you ever thought of what might become of them? Will someone in your family pick them up and FINISH them? [as the … Continue reading

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“UPLIFTING” Book

This week we are discussing books that we have wanted to read, but for some reason have never gotten to them. WHERE DO I START? Take one look at all of the books around my house and you will know … Continue reading

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‘Eager’ to Read

“Have you revisited an old favorite book/movie? How did it change for you as you got older?” As I have often mentioned here, we are watching more movies than ever and many are old favorites. Some are one that I … Continue reading

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Travels With My Family

When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied? With kids, it is a little different. When my kids were under 8-10, we lived in … 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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Guest Author: D. M. Burton and Rescuing Mara’s Father

After last week’s topic about whether or not we write the same types of books as when we started, my guest this month is the perfect example of someone who’s branched out – and then branched out again! Diane Burton … Continue reading

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I Be-leaf Autumn is My Favorite Season

Ah, my favorite thing about Autumn? EVERYTHING. When I was growing up, we lived in a very temperate zone, with four distinct seasons. They eked into each other at the beginning or the end at times, but Winters were generally … Continue reading

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Gathering Around the Campfire

DISCLAIMER: This is the wrong topic for this week. For some reason, I thought today was October 1. So I guess I’m going to have to write about this week’s topic next month! This week’s topic is one I suggested: … Continue reading

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What RUNS in the Family?

“What hereditary characteristic(s) do you have that you’re happy with? Are there any that make you unhappy?” is our question this week. Well! How does one not toot one’s own horn? By all concerned, my sister was always considered the … 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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