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Sharing Legos

My daughter and I finally trekked to the theater to see Lego Movie this afternoon.  It’s huge with the first grade crowd.  Surprisingly, the movie is even more popular with adults. Finally the funny, age-appropriate adventure movie most parents have … Continue reading

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Cookie Time

Yesterday 1400 boxes of cookies were delivered for our troop.  The stack didn’t look that huge in my imagination.  I quickly morphed from high-fiving our seven awesome little sales women to wonder why I’d volunteered to be a Girl Scout … Continue reading

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Author Interview: K.E. Blaski

This week I want to give a special shout out to my critique partner extraordinaire K.E. Blaski. Her short story Dust was just published in the December / January Edition of Plasma Frequency. To celebrate that awesome writing milestone, she … Continue reading

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The Origin of Candy

This week as my daughter became obsessed with all things Halloween, she announced a surprising fact: Cavemen invented candy and were the first trick-or-treaters.  I paused and scratched my head.  Really? Keep in mind, my daughter is the same kid … Continue reading

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Most Important Day of the Year

This morning my daughter announced it was the most important day of the year: Fall Picture Day.  Why?  Because this picture will hang on the wall for the rest of her life, or so she thinks.   Weeks have been spent … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Trends

This week I direct you to an awesome post by Nathan Bransford listing the best-selling novels each year since 1900. Check it out here. The list supports his theory: there never was a golden era of literature where the average reader … Continue reading

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Where Is Your Creative Inspiration?

Recently I’ve had the revelation that creative inspiration is not so much a noun as a place.  When writing becomes difficult, I don’t have any go-to activities or exercise to break through the road block.  Instead I travel to my … Continue reading

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Words by the Lake

Once again I made my annual trek to Villa Maria for a writing weekend.  This time the event was unscripted, a quiet time for authors to write away from their families, friends, and every day obligations.  Sure, there were great … Continue reading

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Life As A Summer Curriculum

My daughter has officially graduated from Kindergarten.  Finally she can read, write, and do basic math!!  Such a powerful, proud moment for both the writer and the engineer in me.  Yet I barely had a moment to revel in her … Continue reading

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