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Good Girls Don’t Become Best-Sellers—Channeling Your Inner “Bad Girl” to Reach Your Dreams

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
? I am currently reading Kate White’s I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know. There are bad books, okay books, good books and great books. But there is another…

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World Wide Spider Webs

I’m angry at the Internet today.  Not frustrated, not irked, but pissed.  As in, if I had a bazooka at my disposal… It hadn’t occurred to me before, but now I get it: They call it the “web” because that’s

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Posted in Internet, Procrastination, Web, Writing

Writer Interrupted

“Turn the music down, Darling.  It’s difficult to concentrate.” Desmond strolled…no…sauntered… Sauntered, yes. Desmond sauntered into the pub Searching for Belinda She’s all right, she’s all right…cocaine.   “Please, Darling?  Keep the music down?” Searching for Belinda. She was angry,

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Posted in Fiction, Humor, Writing, Writing Process

Fairy Tails

“She’s six years old, Marietta, let her have fun.”  “She’s old enough to learn about responsibility, Mr. Capricious.  Spare me your blather on childhood fun.  She’ll be grown before you blink twice.  When that happens, I’ll expect her to have

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Posted in Fairy Tales, Fiction, Literature, Writing

Fleshing Out Character

Do you have a best friend?          If you think about when you first met your best friend, you’ll discover one special thing this person did to get your attention. For example, my best friend walked into

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Cry At The Night Sky

I knew the truth, and it ripped my soul to shreds. All the more reason to end the pain right now so neither of us will have to witness the end. It’s the right thing to do…it has to be.

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Posted in Fiction, Literature, Writing

Mythos Bar and Grill

Baron Poppers Lost his choppers At Mythos Bar and Grill Four sharecroppers Ordered grasshoppers And chased them down with swill Mrs. Lauper Quite the shopper Requested a discount for a thrill Mr. Whopper Pinched her copper And said he guessed

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Posted in Poetry, Writing

The Ghost of Mrs. Demur

It is, at first, a faint buzz. Barely audible, a whisper that says, “Hello, I’ve arrived. Please take note.”

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Posted in Process, Writing

The Squeaky Wheel

Hell’s bells and billy-goat balls. I felt like I stepped on a landmine. Look at all the pretty pieces of my life blown into the stratosphere, raining down like useless specks of glitter.

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Posted in Author, Living, Reaching Out, Writing

All Hail The Mighty Orbs!

It’s been a brutal and very long year here on the East Coast. It was exactly this time last year when one of my greatest adversaries began skulking through the bushes looking for the perfect angle to attack.  Menopause.  Oh, you dastardly,

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