My mom taught me to write thank you notes (thanks, Mom!), because we are civilized, polite people who have respect for our loved ones and an overall fondness for the complex social cues found in Jane Austen novels.
She gave me the basic formula when I was little:
Thank person for…Continue
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** Apparently, hormones, cramps, and child birth weren't enough, so we have night sweats to add to all the fun.
** Goatdog likes Mammaw so much that he wants to eat her.…Continue
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** I have approximately 0% of my time to dedicate to writing anymore.
** When someone says, "You look tired", what they're really saying is, "You look like shit."…Continue
With summer camps ending, I have become the unofficial director of "Camp Mama", who's expected to have full-day schedules of wild and exciting adventures planned for each and every day. Thus, my time for writing even something as small as a to-do list has become pretty much non-existent. The following is what I…Continue
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Read my latest blog post to discover how fiction writing affects real-life based on the movie "Stranger than Fiction".
Comments and dialogue are extremely appreciated. Thank you in advance for reading and sharing.
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I just can't sit still for long periods of time. I always had trouble sitting still when I was in school, during church service, or waiting for a doctors appointment. I find out years later that I have restless leg syndrome, which would explain why I always tap my feet on the floor when I sit down and kicking my legs all night during my sleep. When I have to sit on a plane for several hours my legs get so tense and I start to freak out if I can't move or stretch them. Just the idea that…Continue
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Children often question their purpose in life, especially if they are dealing with older siblings who take away attention from them. As a parent how do you talk with your little ones about this very sensitive subject? You could sit down and talk about what role they play in the family and how important they are to the family. Perhaps you could show them, after all actions speak louder than words. My guest is author Dolores Mitchell and she has created a wonderful story that points…Continue
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I have spoken with several aspiring writers recently and the consensus is that they feel overwhelmed and lost. The questions of where to begin and how to write a query letter are frequent. I have also heard the question regarding how to pitch an idea to a magazine without having any clips. Breaking into a career as a freelance writer can be daunting. I am lumping myself in with the pack of people who dream of the day where writing is their sole career and a profitable one at…Continue
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I was reading a few funny blog posts the other day from writers who were getting a little frustrated with social media.
They didn't want to blog or tweet or Skype or sell - they just wanted to write. And while their comments were funny, they were serious.
I could relate. While most of the time, I'm very enthusiastic about blogging…Continue
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The plethora of information you can find on the internet is nothing short of amazing. I find myself using the internet for researching, shopping or simply just having fun viewing websites that peak my interest. Long gone are the days of the World Book Encyclopedia and other print publications I remember using for my school book reports. The library in our town doesn’t even carry half the books I am looking for because the amount of visitors they used to get have dwindled as have the number…Continue
Added by Shivani Cotter on March 7, 2012 at 9:46pm — No Comments
I thought this was a fun writing prompt. I have always believed I was born in the wrong era. Don't get me wrong, I love living in the USA. I love all the comforts of electricity, inside plumbing, and having a Walmart just down the road. Oh and don't forget the automobile to get me back and forth to Walmart. :) But there are times when I wish I lived in a different time period.
When I was a young girl, I used to spend many hours in the library reading. Some of my…Continue
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It's so hard to believe that this month celebrates THREE awesome years of writing my little Nucking Futs Mama blog. This right here is my 642nd published post, y'all! Holy crap, that's a lot of rambling, isn't it??!
And since there's no red carpet roll-out or awards show ceremony to commemorate this monumental occasion (*snark*),…Continue
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For several years, Aneeta Sundararaj has been helping writers through her website with countless articles, reviews and interviews. Now, she has compiled all her experience and expertise in her new book for beginner writers, How to Tell a Great Story.
After a brief introduction, Sundararaj takes beginners through all the steps necessary to become a great storyteller, from vital preparation, to…Continue
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