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Starting Over Ain’t So Bad

Starting Over Ain’t So Bad by Joe Torres I’ve been working on my book for the better part of a year. One day recently, I took a look at my work and hated it. I was mortified. I called myself … Continue reading

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Am I a Writer… or an Emcee?

Am I a Writer… or an Emcee? by Mary Ellen Stepanich I attended the annual Southwest Writers Conference in November – I attend every year because it’s nearby and not too costly. I suppose I’m trying to become a writer. … Continue reading

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Circles of Influence

Circles of Influence by Joshua Hoyt In my role as a school counselor, when I work with people, I try to help them understand the things that are in their control and those that are outside their control. I start … Continue reading

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Societal Norms: How They Affect Our Characters

Societal Norms: How They Affect Our Characters by Joshua Hoyt Prior to the ‘70s, it was believed that people were either male or female, black and white. Masculinity and femininity were polar opposite sides of a continuum. This meant that … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Overcrowding

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Overcrowding by Joshua Hoyt “The behavioral sink hole” is a term coined by American ethologist John B. Calhoun, after conducting a study on the overcrowding of rats. In his experiment, he studied how crowding affected the … Continue reading

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It’s a Duesy! It’s a Doozy! It’s a Daisy!

It’s a Duesy! It’s a Doozy! It’s a Daisy! by C. K. Thomas However you spell it and whatever it might be, you can be sure if it’s a Duesy, a Doozy, or a Daisy, then it’s just grand. Golly … Continue reading

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Preparing to Debut “Ethan’s Secret” – coming August 17th!”

Preparing to Debut “Ethan’s Secret” – coming August 17th!” by Patrick Hodges It’s always exciting when you get close to the release date for your book. And this time, there’s been such a flurry of activity that I’ve scarcely had time … Continue reading

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The Tug of War of Systems!

The Tug of War of Systems! by Joshua Hoyt An idea from systems theory is that the pull and tug from individuals within the system keep the system in homeostasis. When one person begins to fight the system, another person … Continue reading

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Where Do Fictional Characters Come From?

Where Do Fictional Characters Come From? by Lesley Sudders There was a boy A very strange enchanted boy — “Nature Boy” by eden ahbez I recently stumbled on my old journals, out of sight for years in a storage box. … Continue reading

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How much control do your characters have over their fate?

How much control do your characters have over their fate? by Joshua Hoyt This subject is kind of interesting to me because it isn’t about what is true but more about what a person/character believes. In a 1966 study conducted … Continue reading

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