Monthly Archives: October 2015

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat by Patricia Grady Cox My trick is that I’m again writing a blog on Halloween, but I’m going to ignore that fact and pretend it’s just a regular day. I’m sure there are enough Halloween/All Saints/Day of … Continue reading

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On Being First

On Being First by Joe Torres In social media, there’s a fairly old (by social media standards) trend, called first. It’s when someone makes the first comment or signals the first like on a post on any of the various … Continue reading

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Three Women Authors Who Inspire My Writing

Three Women Authors Who Inspire My Writing by C.K. Thomas The first flake landed on a blackberry bush in the creek bottom of Meadowgate Farm. In the frozen hour before dawn, others found their mark on the mossy roof of … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Skin Care: Vitamin C Serum

Antioxidants in Skin Care: Vitamin C Serum by Deborah Tosline The mainstream Standard American Diet (SAD) has not served us well. What about mainstream skin care? We can do better. Do-it-yourself (DIY) skin care provides an excellent alternative to retail … Continue reading

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The Writing Life: It’s Not for Wimps!

The Writing Life: It’s Not for Wimps! by Sue Raatjes Discipline can seem like a dirty word. We often cringe when we read it, especially when self- precedes it. Virtually every writer struggles to maintain the self-discipline required to perfect … Continue reading

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How to Give Feedback … and Avoid Killing the Writer

How to Give Feedback … and Avoid Killing the Writer by Mary Ellen Stepanich Before I retired, I was a professor of Organizational Behavior. I always said to my students, “I’m very organized, but my behavior leaves a lot to … Continue reading

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The Power of the Group: Who would make a good book marketing partner?

The Power of the Group: Who would make a good book marketing partner? by Laura Orsini On my own blog, I wrote a post yesterday about an author who had a successful outing with a vendor table at a very … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Yourself in the Publishing Process

Standing Up for Yourself in the Publishing Process by Jake Poinier A friend of mine, call her Beth, recently had a frustrating experience with a so-called traditional publisher. She’d gone through a stretch of long weeks to get her manuscript … Continue reading

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Living Fully Awake

Living Fully Awake by Marilou McIntyre We have had a wake-up call to life. So how can anyone continue to carry on his or her life in a normal, rational way? We must go within and draw strength from the … Continue reading

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