Tag: Teach Yourself

Cooking, Writing, Scribbling–It’s all good

Hi everyone. Over on Story Empire today, Mae Clair has a fun post about scribbling, cooking, and writing. Well worth a look … Hi, SEers! Mae here to talk about cooking and writing. At first glance these two things may

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Basic Plots: Overcoming the Monster

Hello everyone! Happy Monday. Today, over on Story Empire, Staci Troilo brings us the last in her great seven-part series on the seven basic plots … well worth checking out … Ciao, SEers. Today we’ll be discussing the last of

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday! It’s been a productive week here with lots of jobs and lots of writing achieved. Still no hip x-ray, grrr … that’s been a good while waiting now. I will say that as long as I’m

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This Crazy English Language

Hello everyone! Today, over on Story Empire, Joan Hall has an hilarious post on the English language … well worth checking out! 🙂 Hi SE Readers. Thought we would have a little fun today. I’ve often heard English is the

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Keep the pressure on

Over on Story Empire today, Craig Boyack has an awesome post on plot tension. Please do hop on over to check out the full article … Craig with you today. Sometimes I have topics to spare, and sometimes I struggle

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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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Basic Plots: Rags to Riches

Hello everyone, over on Story Empire, author Staci Troilo has the sixth in a seven part post all about the seven basic plots. Well worth checking out … Ciao, SEers. We’re up to our sixth of the Seven Basic Plots

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Book Signings and Author Swag

Hi everyone. Today over on Story Empire, author Mae Clair gives us some tips and tricks for any of us who have done or might do book signing events …. Hi, SEers! Mae here today. It’s been a while since

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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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Basic Plots: Quest

Hello everyone! Happy Monday. Today, author Staci Troilo brings you a great post on plotting. Check it out over on Story Empire … Ciao, SEers. Today we’re going to discuss our fifth of the Seven Basic Plots as defined by

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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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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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Get the Most Out of Dictation With These Tips

For any writers who’ve thought about saving time writing by dictating, this is the post for you! 🙂   Hello to all the story Empire readers. I hope everyone had a good Memorial day weekend. For those of us not

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Basic Plots: Rebirth

A great post from Staci Troilo over on Story Empire today about ‘Rebirth’ as one of the seven basic plots … Happy Spring! Despite what the groundhog said, yesterday marked the end of winter. On the calendar, anyway. With the

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Throwing Darts Blindfolded & Author Considerations

A thought-provoking post on the various publishing routes available to authors by P.H. Solomon over on Story Empire … Making choices self-publishing choices can feel like throwing darts blindfolded. With all the changes to publishing in the last decade or

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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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Welcome #Author Traci Sanders & Living-Write-Life

Hi, everyone, & welcome to Harmony’s place today. It gives me great pleasure to welcome author Traci Sanders, who is celebrating the launch of her latest series: WRITE IT WRITE! Volume I – Before You Publish – Tips on grammar, writing,

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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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