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Work + Life

Most of us toiling away at work every day live for moments of downtime – when we’re away from work and can do as we please.  My friends and I have dreamed, at one time or another, about what it could be like to not have to work at all.  What would it be like to have a full day open to do as much or as little as you’d like? I used to think…

Happy Ending?

I am so hard on my characters.  I was once actually begged…or maybe demanded…to stop inflicting strife upon a particular creation of mine; a lovely young lady who had been through Hell with the love of her life already.  I saw them through that (in spectacular fashion, I must say) and was determined to take them through another ordeal almost immediately when I was chastised for it. Was it because I based the character on…

Origins

I started reading before I was three years old.  I don’t recall the steps involved in learning how to read; when the alphabet started to become familiar to me, or when combinations of letters became recognizable as words.  All I know is that, suddenly, I could read. It was amazing. I could often be found sitting on one of the sofa cushions that I’d yanked to the floor, with a book in my hand and…

Kick the Door Down and Shimmy on Through

Just about every writer, established or otherwise, has advice on how to get your name out there and what you should do to overcome any fear you might have of becoming a published author.  I’ve read any number of articles, novels, and columns detailing that very thing.  I’ve made numerous attempts to follow the very steps described…and it just didn’t work for me. The fact is that overcoming fears, as with many challenges in life,…