Blogging Tips

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Hey all! I’m running a series over at Fancy Little Things and my hope is that it will help us blog better and be influential. This is for new bloggers who want to learn the ropes and also for those of who have blogging for a long time and need some refreshing. Of course all [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 6 – What are you waiting for?

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There’s not much that takes more faith than waiting. Thank you Patti for being my guest for these 31 Days of living by Faith and for showing us faith in waiting. ********************************************************************************************* What Are You Waiting For? Waiting… …for an acceptance letter. …for that phone call. …for critiquers to finish proofing so you can send [...]

anything, part two

To read anything, part one click HERE. _____________________________________________________ In her book, Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked my God and my Soul, Jennie Allen tells of the time she and her husband prayed anything.  They offered themselves, their possessions, and their family up to God for His service.  Their decision wasn’t made lightly, and did not [...]

anything, part one

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What if you told God you would do anything – and He took you up on it? That’s the question Jennie Allen asks in her book Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked my God and my Soul. I don’t do many book reviews on my blog.  I love to read, but I’m sort of finicky.  I [...]

This One is Personal


Today I get to be a guest on my friend’s blog, The Alliterate Author.  I’ve known Alissa and her family for about twelve years.  Her sister babysat my son when he was just a wee little lad.  Now he’s on the verge of the terrible teens and my friend is a newlywed.  She and her [...]

Don’t Judge a Book or a Mom by Her Cover

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This weekend I did something way outside the box.  I signed up for a literary tea.  I mean, I’m literary.  Aren’t I? Although I wouldn’t classify this here blog as a literary masterpiece, I do occasionally play around with words and get them to line up in  semi-coherent sentences.  I also read.  And above all, [...]

Oh Vanity of Vanities – Fiction Friday Revived

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You may need a little background before you read this excerpt from my larger work of fiction (still very much in progress).  I drew inspiration from my own bad hair cut, wrote about it, and continued the story line.  It’s all purely fiction, but you can gain a little understanding if you go back and [...]

NaNoWriMo: 50,000 in November


I jumped write (pun intended) in and joined over 200,000 other writers world-wide for  NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month.  The point of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month, November. It almost seems like an impossible task, but I think that’s what will keep me motivated for the entire month.  It’s [...]

Fiction Friday – Picture This

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“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”  ~ Judy Garland  Chapter 4  Tony sat on a park bench, far enough away not to get in the way, but close enough to see the curve of Lacy’s bottom in her [...]

An Army of Ermas Day

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Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, “A house guest,” you’re wrong because I have just described my kids. Erma Bombeck Last Christmas a [...]

Fiction Friday, 10th Edition – It’s all I’ve got


I didn’t think this was good enough to show you last week and sadly, I haven’t changed one little word in it all week.  I haven’t even read over it.  So, forgive me for giving you the rough and undone.  It’s all I’ve got. Chapter 3 continued from week 8… “One of Mason’s boys gave [...]

Writing Inspiration – Fiction Friday #9

Today is Fiction Friday, but I’ll be honest, I’m not ready to share any more of my fiction.  It’s just not where it should be.  It’s riddled with mistakes and I don’t have the time to fix it right now.  I haven’t written anything on my work in progress (WIP) in almost a month.  Isn’t [...]

Fiction Friday: They Found the Murder Weapon

“There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau Chapter 3 Lacy looked over to her purse sitting in the front passenger seat of her Wrangler.  She heard its’ incessant ringing and debated taking the call, but she wasn’t in the [...]