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Tossing #ROW80 Round 3 onto the backseat: it has ended!

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”~Abraham Lincoln, American president I’ve participated in A Round of Words in 80 Days for a year now and have yet to accomplish … Continue reading

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Who knew word count tightens & excitens your writing?

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”~Anthony Robbins, American author Sing along with me, folks: Pro-crastin-a-a-ation’s making me wait. I waited until the last days to compile my entries for the Rochester Writers’ 2016 … Continue reading

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Unboxing Uppercase August 2016 delightfulness

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”~Aesop, Greek writer I cancelled my OwlCrate subscription because I found better book box kits. I’m frustrated with OwlCrate. Everything in their boxes is Harry Potter-themed, repeating vendors and impractical trinkets. … Continue reading

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Finding writing inspiration from cheesy sleazy motivational speaker

“Motivational speakers are used car salesmen without the wheels.”~D.W. Hirsch, soon-to-be-World-Famous author I get pumped after a good motivational speech, which is the point of them. My writers group hosted a speaker this weekend who left me wanting more, which … Continue reading

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The beautiful unboxing of Beautiful Madness Book Case, Chapter 3

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”~John Dewey, American philosopher I’m so glad I found Beautiful Madness Book Case subscription company tucked in the back of Aisle 1 at BookExpo America 2016 in Chicago. The owner was … Continue reading

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Writing productivity with #ROW80 for this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Oh, I’m so glad you made it. This is so bizarre, isn’t it? A coffeeshop inside a movie theater, and not just a counter but a real sit-down coffeeshop with tables and pastries and you … Continue reading

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Writers, ask yourself this one question

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”~Peter Drucker, American businessman Is your book actually a book? This is the Fiction Journey. That initial question posed at tonight’s Ann Arbor Emerging Writers workshop did not make me … Continue reading

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Self-promotion: Things to do and not to do

I used to be all about the me-me-me approach to self-promotion, but now I realize that sucks. Oh, you should be proud of your work. I am; my writings are great. As Barbara Fine said at BEA16, “No one cares … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Madness of subscription kits

“Age is just a state of mind.”~Abhisek Bachchan, Indian actor “Life is better with a plot.” That’s the tagline of Beautiful Madness Book Case, a new subscription service, two months old as of this post. The owner, Julia, is a … Continue reading

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Belittled and empowered at #BEA16

I promise I will write about the positive things that came from BookExpo America and BookCon, but right now, I have to get a peeve off my chest, an moment that both belittled and empowered me in the same moment. … Continue reading

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