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Open Book Blog Hop: How and Why I Started Blogging

This post is in response to the prompt provided by the Open Book Blog Hop. Today’s topic is: How’d You Start Your Business, Blog, Or Freelance Career? How’d I start my blog? With fear and trembling. Seriously, it was a challenge … Continue reading

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Ben’s Bouquet: Flash Fiction

It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything on this blog. Actually, I had given up hope that I’d come back to it at all. Life just got crazy, and then there was the whole neck, shoulder, and arm pain thing … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Francis H. Powell

“I would like readers to perceive things in a different way. I would like them to see the world through the eyes of the underdog or outsider. I would like to think about how cruel people can be to one … Continue reading

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Conferences and Public Speaking: Cairo Amani Reveals Another Side of Writing

Hello, all! I’m always thrilled when my friends do something cool when it comes to writing. I recently learned that Cairo Amani, who has graced us with their presence many times already, has done something extremely neat: spoken at an … Continue reading

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Anime that Stirs the Imagination: My Neighbor Totoro

I have been thinking a lot about anime lately and why I find it so thrilling and inspiring to watch. Then I decided to share some of the best-loved movies with my children as a means of exposing them to … Continue reading

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Got Books? Why Reading Good Books is so Important

Stephen King is noted for saying that if a writer doesn’t read he doesn’t have the tools to write (paraphrase). It’s a bold statement, one that I find hard to swallow at times because I don’t have the time to read as … Continue reading

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The Desert Marker Chapters Page (Campfire Story 01)

Looking for a fun way to get those creative juices flowing? It’s fun, low commitment, and creativity and thinking outside the box is encouraged. Click on the link and see if this is the activity for you.  The Desert Marker … Continue reading

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Stories and Saatchi

Stories and Saatchi. Post by Fleur Alston regarding the beach image and collaborating with Yours Truly on a work (Easy Chair) which was pubished by Stories With Pictures.

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Writing Through The Block

So, for a while I was all fired up about this story, The Dragon’s Egg, a new YA fantasy novella WIP. In short, it’s about Slevyn, a conflicted, adolescent girl who dreams of meeting a dragon and who, through various … Continue reading

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The Purple Morrow is almost here!!

Seeing as my first book, an adult fantasy called The Purple Morrow, will be coming out soon, I thought I would start posting snippets and reviews and whatnot. THE BLURB: The Rovers had been sent to decimate the Southernlands. Instead … Continue reading

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