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Authority in Language; Authority in Speech

Do you have authority in your language when you speak and write?¬†Want to know how… well, follow me ūüėČ

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Authority in language begins from vocabulary¬†selections. For instance, strong verbs. Authority in language derives with word precision, words that prove your vocabulary is elite.… ...

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The Pros and the Regulars of USPS

So, ’tis the season. The holidays approach and I’ve made endless trips to the USPS to mail packages to folks¬†back home. Further, I’m an author who’s shipped ARCS and books to readers throughout the world and throughout the years. ūüėČ

I am a Pro at the USPS.

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The Key to Charisma –

As an author and a person, we all seek customers, otherwise known as friends.

Friends who read, friends who buy, friends who write reviews and attend book events.

Charisma is a key ingredient to all of the above.

Charisma is a key to life.

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Her Own Private Island, to which she was banned

So, my husband and I attended weddings in the Midwest. Joy and exuberance marked our visit of 4000 air miles and 1200 miles of driving in a rental car. We filled the time between the events with visits with extended family and longtime friends.… ...

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Strangest Google search in service of Story

November 6 question – What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever googled when
researching a story?
Thanks to the awesome co-hosts of the IWSG –¬†Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, and C. Lee McKenzie!

Ah, you ain’t gonna believe, though maybe you will… Because, you know, I’m a Boomer, a child of the ’60s.… ...

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Acupuncture: 99 Needles in Me

Acupuncture. A blending of heaven and hell. And, here we are, close to Halloween.

The feeling on my shoulder, knees, neck, and ankle is not like thousands of twigs. None of them tingle or cause me to shimmy, cringe, and/or shake, though the occasional needle insertion causes me to cry “ouch!” I’m not going to be blown with the wind.… ...

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The most honest opening line of a memoir –

Shh-h, be quiet. My husband is writing a memoir. ‘Tis true.

It’s a sort of introduction of ‘who I am’ to his men’s group. At church. Therefore, he’s not apt to use the meme quote… Ya think?!

But, wouldn’t it be the best – and truest – opening line of a memoir.

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Life as a Miracle: Rocking the Boots

I remember the date, the place, the time.

Do you think I loved him?

I remember what he wore and where he posed…

Do you think I loved him?

I remember I giggled at the party host’s introduction…

Do you think it was true?… ...

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A List of Euphemisms for Gossip –

Gossip!

Even Neanderthals did it – and, likely, Trogyldites, too. People gossiped – er, shared information with each other. It was a way to survive. To run for your life, beat the tomtoms, send the smoke signals… to stay alive!

I despise gossip.… ...

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The Losses of Senses that Impact a Writer

The first thing I recall losing was my haptic sense, the ability to field just one page from a stack. While this may not seem like a significant loss, think what a hindrance it might be for a writer who wants to quickly thumb through a manuscript.… ...

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