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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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Dubious – and unheard of – Words

I am a word nerd. On that, everyone who knows me agrees.

I Like Words. I collect them. I treasure them. I value them. I archive them. Here’s a few which have come up recently in my spoken vernacular:

  • bitchin’
  • dooger
  • fried-and-dyed
  • ribard
  • stoked
  • toked

Do you hear them?… ...

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Welcome our Speaker – or not!

One of my perpetually-favorite writer groups features premium speakers on a variety of topics. I’m lucky. I learn.

The topic was “How to get your book made into a movie” – and what author doesn’t want to know that? We all want to be Michael Connely… who, btw, is so famous he produces the award-winning series and sits in the Writers Room.… ...

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7 Benefits of Rehabbing Old Jeans

I recently rehabbed some old jeans. They were expensive, so I wasn’t apt to toss them. I grew up relatively poor and, as the eldest child, there were no hand-me-downs. I learned to hang on to clothing as long as it fit my lanky frame.… ...

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My Favored Place to Write

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com

If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be?

Today’s Insecure Writers question isn’t a question to me. It is a statement of peace and joy… For my favored place to write is Home.… ...

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Around the House a Union of Opposites Work

I am the type of person who closes a safety pin before tossing in a drawer; my husband is not. In his defense, he’s a leftie, so he fumbles with the thin metal clasp and, well, safety pins are somewhat passe.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: The Last-Minute Cruise

It was a last-minute cruise to the Holy Land, among other stops in the Mediterranean.

My husband and I typically took one grand trip a year. Travel is our thing. But in 2010, we were stumped.

Then an overlarge picture-postcard came in the mail.… ...

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How to Rock an Author Event: Five Tips

So you’ve become an author, have you? Published by a small press, or else a large one with no publicist, so that the onus of selling your book falls upon you?

Welcome to life as an author, 2012.

Because I’m an extrovert, marketing via public appearances doesn’t daunt me.… ...

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