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To an African Violet

A lot of things (including the book I am working on) have been taking my attention lately, and I've had a hard time coming up with blog topics.  So when I saw a book at the bookstore with writing exercises, I thought, 'Why not?'  Here's today's: #1:  Your houseplant is dying.  Tell it why it… Continue reading To an African Violet

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Mary Poppins

What do you say when you wake up and feel blah: a day when you're at the end of your rope, and there's nothing you can think of to say? As Mary Poppins would tell you, the answer is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Ha! I feel better already. My favorite movie from childhood was Mary Poppins. I enjoyed… Continue reading Mary Poppins

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From the Marshmallow Critic

What is it about me that won’t allow me to leave a book unfinished, even if the book is boring or badly written?  Part of it is that I just have to see how the story ends.  Part of it is that when I read a book, I’m not just experiencing the story, I am… Continue reading From the Marshmallow Critic

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The Joy of Creating

People have an inborn need to create. It’s not about how much money you can make from it or how good at it you are, you just HAVE to do it. You have a driving NEED to paint that painting, or play that song, or write that story, or decorate that cake, or grow beautiful… Continue reading The Joy of Creating