Author Archives: Marcie Brock

Excuses and Choices

Excuses and Choices ©2019 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Perhaps you saw this gem among the short news items some time back: “Ex-wife accused of identity theft blames dog for leading her astray.” In Arlington, Washington, an … Continue reading

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Predictability Can Kill a Great Story

Predictability Can Kill a Great Story by Marcus A. Nannini As an author, I strive to avoid predictability. My two most recent works were a challenge in that regard because the titles made it clear there would be a significant … Continue reading

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Crocodiles and Alligators

Crocodiles and Alligators by Rita Goldner As a kid, I didn’t have many books to read at home. My parents were avid readers, and owned collections of Shakespeare and the works of Rudyard Kipling, but not his children’s classics. Having … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: Dealing with Rough Days

The Effective Author: Dealing with Rough Days © 2019 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved There’s lots of guidance out there for writing and completing projects. There’s lots of great advice about organizing, planning, and goal-setting. There’s lots … Continue reading

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What to Write When the Mood Doesn’t Strike!

What to Write When the Mood Doesn’t Strike! by Marcus A. Nannini We all find ourselves in situations where we must write out of obligation, rather than for our own edification and joy. If I’m lucky, the writing obligation is … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: The Power of Surprise Endings

The Effective Author: The Power of Surprise Endings © 2019 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Anyone who has ever read Agatha Christie novels knows how delightful the surprise endings are: the power reveal always takes place at … Continue reading

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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl by Rita Goldner I approach this month’s animal blog with fondness because it’s about a neighbor of mine. I sometimes see a great horned owl during early morning walks, sitting and glaring. Owls have eyes set forward-facing … Continue reading

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