Tag: #words

Do you think in pictures or in words?

Do you think in pictures or in words?
Words or pictures, how does a person think? Does it depend on the age of a person or the stage of development the person is in? How about the situation the person is in, or a combination of those? As an adult, whether I think in pictures or in words depends on the situation. As a writer,... Read more »

“What is my purpose for writing books?”

“What is my purpose for writing books?”
My new book called Living Red is out! The journey has been challenging; however, my third book was published this month. When I self-published the non-fiction book, Fun4Babies, in 2013, I worked with infants and in the Early Childhood Education field so the process of promoting and selling it was a wonderful experience. Right after... Read more »

Let's Talk About Words Group

Let's Talk About Words Group
I started a group on Facebook today about words. If you enjoy books, music, movies, TV, podcasts and more, please join this group and let’s talk about it.  Let’s Talk About Words Group. As I say in the description for this group, I love words. I am touched by any that tell a story or... Read more »
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A little feedback

A little feedback
I received another rejection for my book Suppression today. Part of the feedback was “I encourage you to develop the world a little more and try showing with dialogue and action, rather than telling with narrative and exposition.” At least she gave me feedback; it’s something to work on. I also attended the Barrington Writer’s... Read more »

"Write what you want to read"

"Write what you want to read"
I recently heard the author David Brooks repeat the common writer’s phrase, “Write the book you want to read.” Because I had never heard that before, I can’t stop thinking about it. I believe that it will influence my future books and blog posts, and it made me reflect on the three books I have... Read more »

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?
I love books and articles; I get lost in the process of reading and in writing. Lately though, I have been getting hit with low viewership on my blog and with my e-books as well as rejections from literary agents for the third book I wrote. Friends and family have encouraged me to stay positive... Read more »
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Want to reflect on your 2018?

Want to reflect on your 2018?
I attended an intuitive reading this weekend and binge-watched The Good Place. It seems lately that every show, book or event I attend have me reflecting on my life. Maybe it is also the age that I am, but I can’t escape the questions and the self-reflection. I have spoke about and even written many... Read more »

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”
The following chapter came from an actual experience of a first date I went on when I was younger. I love to use real life experiences that I have had or that I heard about, but then add a big dose of imagination to change details and to make it meaningful. I think often those... Read more »

The Stories I Never Tell

The Stories I Never Tell
September’s Blogapalooza challenge is to write about a story you’ve never told to anyone. Is this topic inspired by recent political events? Do we all have secrets and stories that we keep to ourselves? Does not telling a secret mean it is not true? Not telling absolutely does not mean that it did not happen,... Read more »
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Movie (DVD) Review: RBG

Movie (DVD) Review: RBG
I have never had much interest in politics or the legal profession even though I did almost apply to law school after college to champion for the oppressed. Maybe that is why I had an interest to learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, because she inspires me to find a way to make a real difference in... Read more »