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    Writing is your art

    Can you be brave enough to share the gift of your writing?Even with all the writing I’ve already done and shared, letting others read what I’ve just put out into the world is often still hard. Like many writers who’ve been brave enough to share their creativity with words, I’ve received a broad range of comments. They’ve included teary-eyed praise to looks of confusion.

  • Crab in the Castle

       I’ve had numerous friends ask me to blog about being an American military family living in the UK. I’ve finally decided to dive in. I’m titling this post (and subtitling this section of blogs) Crab in the Castle.

  • Libel, Labels and Frogs. Oh my!

        In a private journal or in a conversation with your bff you can vent all you want. Not so in something written for the public in the nonfiction genre. When publishing an experience that happened to you, keep in mind your audience.

  • How many years does it take to become an overnight success?

    I get asked various forms of this question on a weekly basis. Sometimes it’s worded, “My book was published months ago. How come it’s not doing as well as I expected?” or “I am passionate about writing, not marketing.

  • Living in the In-Between

    “...the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of.” C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity Who I am...

  • Jump In

    Whether you are currently crafting your book, are in one of the stages of making your story known, or are too afraid to dip your feet into the publishing waters, here is a short story then some guidelines to help you take that next step. "I wanna be a rock star!" responded the boy with coal black hair. He raised his fist in the air and rocked his head up and down like a buoy in turbulent waves.

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