Sleep-deprived Holidays

When you think of December, do you think of sleep-deprived holidays? Or do you think of all the festive Christmas lights and beautiful Christmas carols? Do you look forward to wrapping gifts and the baking you will do? Do you mentally tick off who it is that you will send Christmas cards to - or …

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Shaking Up the Holidays

This year has brought us all some challenges. The challenges are, of course, different for everyone depending on what one does for a living or every person's stage in life. Just as our spring and summer were affected, so now so is our winter and holidays. We will all celebrate in some way. But for …

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Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

Okay, so sometimes, I just need a long title to grab your attention. Do you ever feel like you're on a roller coaster ride? Not a Ferris wheel, where you're going around in circles all the time. A roller coaster, where you're racing to keep up with the constantly changing track, sometimes veering side to …

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Scheduled Writings

Whether you are a fiction or nonfiction writer, my guess is that scheduled writings are, or could be, beneficial to you. If it were not for scheduled writings in my life, I would probably not get any writing done. And if you have done any type of writing whatsoever, whether it's for work as in …

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Thanksgiving Evolved

When I was in grade school, I used to think that we continued the tradition of Thanksgiving each year to keep the memory of the first one celebrated by the Pilgrims alive. Now that I am older and look back at the Thanksgiving celebrations I've shared over the years, I can see that Thanksgiving has …

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Time Off From Writing

When I go to the country, there is currently no Internet. So, I tell myself that I am taking time off from writing. Even so, I use a lot of data surfing social media including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Twitter. I have thought of all kinds of ideas to be more efficient when typing …

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Self-Marketing A Book

How are you doing at marketing your new book or books? Are you doing well and don't need much help in getting the word out to the public? Or are you struggling, wondering how to make another sale or how to get the word out there to the wider world? When I started writing my …

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Connections Are Important

What do you think of when you hear the word connection? Do think of things that are similarly linked or the links between mechanical or electrical components? Or do you think of work associates and family? How about communication? Like me, do you think about how we communicate with our coworkers or our loved ones, …

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