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July 31, 2017
Your Life in One Paragraph

I’ve been reading a book about writing a breakout novel.  The author, Donald Maass, suggested an interesting activity to help distill my passion and therefore my theme.  As soon as I read it, I thought what an interesting idea to do with the story of our own lives.   After reading the following instruction from the […]

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July 24, 2017
Liar Liar Pants on Fire!: Why We Lie

Are You A Liar? Before you answer with an emphatic ‘no’, let’s look at all the ways one can lie: Intentional deception Intentional omission Unintentional deception or omission (does unintentional mean it’s not a lie?) Exaggeration OR Minimization The “White Lie” The “I’m fine” line (a form of minimization) I’m sure there are others but […]

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July 17, 2017
Mollified with Music

Shoutee/Shouter Have you noticed that when you are shouting at someone, they stop listening?  They close down?  If you have children, you can actually see their eyes glaze over.  Now take a second and think about your reaction when someone yells at you.  Do you really get anything out of the interaction other than increased […]

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July 10, 2017
More Valuable Than "Laundry"?: Finding Contentment in Simply Existing

What do you do? ~ a question asked by several people just yesterday Why do we ask that question of people?  It’s almost the very first question we ask, isn’t it?  But that question puts people on the spot.  I suppose, it’s how we try to figure out who people are.  And, truthfully, you can […]

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July 3, 2017
The Misery of Others

As you may know, I’m working on my first novel.  I’m taking all the writing classes I can.  Currently, I’m taking a “Master the Scene” class.  I want to share a sentence: “Readers live for schadenfreude – the delight in the misery of others.” Is that true?  Please don’t just jump to “no, of course […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
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