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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I had a slow start to the week with Monday being my first full day out of bed since Friday morning. The flu really knocked me off my feet. While I still feel exhausted and my

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday! Last week, we had a lovely relaxing time away, and apart from the first weekend, we got lucky on the weather. Below is a picture I took while day-visiting Dartmouth. I’ve had a tired but productive

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday! Another busy but productive week. I’ve done more writing on short stories along with lots of other stuff. I had one of those moments, when reading over what you wrote the day before, and you think,

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday. I hope you’ve all been safe from the hurricane hitting the US east coast this week. We’ve certainly seen some extremes of weather in 2018. This week, I got lots of writing done and had fun

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Another week is done. I hope those of you who had a three-day weekend last week enjoyed it. It’s been another full and fun-packed week here. We had a large window removed from the lounge wall and got

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a good week. Here in the UK, we had a bank holiday on Monday, and fiancé and I went to Mount Edgecumbe House and Country Park. What a lovely day, and my

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone! Happy Friday. I’m only pretending to be here today, as I’m away from home until Saturday, lol. Due to my short trip, my cut-off for new blog posts was Wednesday evening rather than Thursday evening this week. I’ll

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See the Forest & the Trees

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday 🙂 Over on Story Empire today, author P. H. Solomon gives us a lovely post all about criticism and feedback on our books. Well worth a read … There’s an age-old idiom which we still use

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Problems naming things

Hello everyone! Today, over on Story Empire, Craig Boyack has an interesting and fun post on naming things …   Hi Gang, Craig here today with a little confession to make. I hate naming things. This can be almost any

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When You Hit a Brick Wall

What do you do when you hit a brick wall? Check out what author Joan Hall has to say over on Story Empire today! 🙂 Hi SE Readers! Joan here today to talk about the dreaded “writer’s block.” Okay, some

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How To: From Word to Book

Hello everyone! Happy Monday. Today, you’ll find me over on Story Empire, talking about how to format your Word document to best convert your manuscript into a book for print and ebook. Well worth a look … Hello SErs! Harmony

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Basic Plots: Voyage and Return

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday. Today, over on Story Empire, author Staci Troilo brings us another great post on the seven basic plots. Entertaining and Informative, it’s definitely worth checking out … Ciao, SEers. I’m back again today with one of

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Working with an editor – some tips and advice #amwriting #writinganovel #writingtips #selfpublishing

Having had a bad experience recently, I had been toying with a post on ‘How Not to Treat Your Editor’. However, this post from Allison Williams says it all on ‘what to do’. Please do check it out. And seriously,

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Abracadabra: Transforming Your Book

Hi everyone! Today, over on Story Empire, I talk about easy ebook formatting. Go check it out 🙂 …   Hello SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Happy Wednesday. Today, due to popular demand, I’d like to outline an easy way to

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New Book Release! Jewel in the Mud

Hi everyone! Today, I have launched my newest book, Jewel in the Mud (Zen Musings). It is available for pre-order on Amazon now, and will be released in Kindle and Paperback on January 19th. I am so excited about this

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Monday Musings Forty-eight: Hearing No Words

  Hearing no Words   Children have a knack for hearing what we don’t say. They rely little on our actual utterances. In the same way, people might hear our words, but for sure, they will feel our attitude. So,

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Monday Musings Forty-seven: The Thief in the Night

Thief in the Night   This may seem obvious, but many kinds of stealing exist that we might not even think about, not just the common ones such as money or property, but also time, peace of mind, hope, trust,

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Monday Musings Forty-six: An Eye For An Eye

  An Eye For An Eye   In the current climate of world troubles and terror attacks, it seems apt to say a few words on revenge and attempting to control others. Violence is never the answer. As the Buddha

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Monday Musings Forty-five: Square Peg

Square Peg   For each of us, there comes a time in life when we need to let go of the unnecessary drama. For each of us, there comes a moment when we see how we’ve bent ourselves into a

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Monday Musings Forty-four: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice   Two kinds of pride exist. One has positive connotations while the other takes on a more negative aspect. The first pride both comes from and reinforces selflessness. Based on a person’s achievements and qualities, it reflects

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Monday Musings Forty-three: Dark Intent

Dark Intent   ‘A Truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the Lies you can invent.’ William Blake (Auguries of Innocence) While researching for a magazine article I wrote recently, I came across the above poem by William Blake.

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Monday Musings Forty-two: The Curve that Sets Everything Straight

The Curve that Sets Everything Straight   It’s so important to smile. What we do with our face has a direct effect on what our bodies do with us. The chemicals and emotions with which they fill us. A smile

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Monday Musings Forty-one: Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers   We’ve all heard the saying, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ How true or not this proves, comes down to the listener. It might surprise you to hear that it has

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Monday Musings Forty: Too Tired

Too Tired   Hello, everyone. With today’s post going up a little late because I just couldn’t get to it, I thought how apt it would be to write about the tricks our brains and bodies can play on us.

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Monday Musings Thirty-nine: The Blame Game

The Blame Game   From early childhood, we receive conditioning that teaches us to look to others to see how we’re doing. To gauge how good or bad a person we are. While this has its place and uses, we

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Everything And A Happy Ending

Hi folks!  Today, I am delighted to host author Tia Shurina on her Everything And A Happy Ending blog tour with 4Wills Publishing! I can’t tell you how much pleasure it gives me to host this brave and delightful lady, so

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Monday Musings Thirty-eight: Two Loves

Two Loves   Today being right before Valentine’s Day, I wanted to talk a bit about love. In my experience, two kinds of love exist: selfish love and selfless love. The selfish kind grasps and demands and tries to force

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Monday Musings Thirty-seven: No Regrets

No Regrets   How many times in your life have you done or said something that you regret? On the flip side, how many times have you regretted avoiding needed action or speech? Even the bad days have something to

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Monday Musings Thirty-six: Shut up. Just … shut up

  Shut up. Just … shut up.   Often, when going through a tough time, all we need is to talk it out. To share with someone. What we don’t need—much of the time—is advice, and certainly not judgement. The

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Monday Musings Thirty-five: The Tangled Webs We Weave

The Tangled Webs We Weave   Quite often, we are our own worst enemy and harshest critic, especially when things go wrong. To add insult to injury, it would be a rare thing for us to judge others in the

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