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Why Can’t a Writer be President? America’s Obsession With Visual Un-Reality

Almost everyone, at least in the US, watches TV daily. We consume shows and movies like they're candy that our parents might suddenly take away. We all have our favorite genres and actors.

Saturday Story Time: How To Be Outsmarted by a Dog

It's Saturday, so I thought I'd have a little fun storytelling time. As a writer and an author (The Travelers), I tell stories. That's basically the essence of a writer. I thought it would be fun to write down some of my oft told stories. When I think about this story, it feel a little like a fable in that there is a moral embedded in here somewhere. So I'm going to write it that way. Once upon a time....

Thursday Thoughts: A Day in My Life as a Mother, Writer, Wife, Editor, Resistor and Human Being in One Paragraph (With Pictures!)

Wake up to my dog taking a running leap off the bed while barking so loudly it makes the windows rattle and all because a squirrel scurried across the roof. Reluctantly get up and throw on a t-shirt and sweat pants...

The Death of Traditional Publishing & Going Indie – Maybe It’s Not a Bad Thing

Indie. It is a shortened version of the word independent, in that it's free from the giant corporate conglomerates that dominate the world. It's a medium that's free to experiment and unconstrained by interference from those who care only about money, not art. Indie music. Indie film. You can find an indie version almost anything artistic, including books.

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Inspirational Quotes from Writers to Get You Through the Day

Anyone else need a pick-me-up these days? I know I do. So, in the spirit of spreading the love, here are 10 quotes from writers that provide me with that punch of inspiration, thoughtfulness, intelligent ideas or positivity that I need so desperately these days.

Imagine There’s No Heaven: The Importance of Imagination – It’s Not Just for Song Writers and Authors

Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Once upon a time, John Lennon asked us to imagine. Poets, songwriters, authors often ask people to imagine, drawing people into another world... Continue Reading →

Semantics Saturday: Wielding the Word Crybaby

Words in life, like words and books, can be used incorrectly or wielded to for good and for bad. The word "crybaby" is usually not in the "good" category. However, maybe it should be. On behalf of all crybabies out there I have decided yes, I'm a crybaby and I actually like this term…

True Life Story Time: Strange Encounters with a Ouija Board

I spend a lot of time in airports. So, I appreciate it when airports have art for my eyes weary of looking at fast food chains and rows and rows of industrial chairs. I've seen paintings and sculptures. But, I never imagined an airport would have a display that would send a chill down my spine...

1,000 Words Are Worth a Picture: A “Novel” Approach to Experiencing Art

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. According to the internet that phrase originated from a guy named Fred R. Barnard, sort of. There's debate about this. Regardless, as a writer, I think I prefer the 1,000 words, generally. Maybe that's why this doesn't sound so crazy to me...

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