WHINNIES ON THE WIND: THE COLLECTION

NINE ebooks in ONE!!! And almost as amazing, to celebrate the release of this fabulous collection, it’s FREE on April 6 & 7 (Saturday and Sunday)! Evy can telepathically understand horses, but she’s not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse. What she is sure of: her secret “gift” seems to get her in lots of trouble! Ride along […]

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Guess Who

Since I don’t have time to write anything thoughtful right now, here are a few of my past favorites: The Boy in Santa Marta The Indominable Power of Quiet Acts of Courage The Law of Diminishing Intent “No One Knows What They Need…” Magic Realism Realized Yes, it’s the Lazy Blogger.

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Small beauties fill life with wonder

Ten Inspirations

What inspires me today? 1. Thinking of the awesome people in my life. 2. Getting emails from my readers. 3. Reading inspirational quotes as I look for a quote for this post. 4. Creating my own inspirational quote. 😉 5. Letting inspiration flow through me while planning a new story. 6. Getting feedback from a first draft that will make […]

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shackles on shackles off

Shackles On, Shackles Off

I was so impressed by an exercise from “Steering by Starlight”, by Martha Beck, that I just had to share. Fair warning: you may want to read this exercise in her book as well, since I’m explaining my understanding of it, which may be different from what she intended. There is a ton of other valuable stuff in her book […]

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Character Love

Character Love

Today I’m writing on my script, and I’m simply in love with it. There’s nothing quite like creating something from absolutely nothing, pulling entire beings from the ether, and bringing them into the world in a blaze of expression and beauty. My characters have a tough time. They are often in despair. They don’t believe they can face another challenge […]

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The Indominable Power of Quiet Acts of Courage

I interviewed a woman last week, and WOW, was her story amazing. She is a lifetime volunteer, always giving, sometimes receiving, and so incredibly humble that she had a hard time reading the article that I wrote about her. One story she told really struck me: She has volunteered for most of her life and continues to do so, but […]

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Think Like A Fiction Reader

“Think Like A Freak” by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner: Loved the stats. Loved the examples. Loved the entertaining writing. The book just sped by. What it’s about: Most humans make decisions without using much original thought. We’re hardwired to think a certain way, and because of it, our thinking is predictable and we have common blind spots. […]

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Three Years to “Sweep Off”

I’ve been wanting to read Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert for ages, and yet it sat by my bedside table for far longer than I care to admit, mainly because I’d seen the movie and so it was hard to justify the time to read it as well. Thank you “42 books” goal for that justification! I have now read […]

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What’s Wrong With A Bit of Fun?

Godiva, by Nicole Galland The awesome cover drew my eye and I snatched it off the New Books shelf at the library last week. I started reading eagerly – and kept reading because of this blog commitment. Note to self: Think twice about following a profound book with one that is light and fun. However, about an hour into the book, […]

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42 Books

My newest venture: 42 books in 52 weeks! Why 42? Because, “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is 42” – at least according to Douglas Adams who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Also, it gives me 10 weeks to fiddle around and procrastinate. ? But why do it at all? First, I’m […]

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