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3 Nov

A Bit of Mountain Wisdom

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My family and I recently returned from a much needed break from the daily grind. What better place to relax and rejuvenate than one of my favorite places, Gatlinburg, TN. Although the weather wasn’t prefect while we were there, I always take away a bit of wisdom from these visits, and this trip was no […]

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1 Oct

Moments That Make It All Worthwhile

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This week my daughter came home with an assignment for her 8th grade English Language Arts class. They are studying suspense (go figure) and they are charged with writing a story. She’d written the beginning in class and was dying to have me listen to it. And, let’s face it, I was dying to hear […]

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Published On
3 Sep

Finding Motivation

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Everyone warned me. “Be careful. Make sure you have a plan laid out, goals that will keep you writing once this organism called an MFA program ends. Some people stop writing altogether. Don’t let that happen to you.” I scoffed at their remarks. And rightly so. I had a plan. I would finish my manuscript […]

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4 Jul

Opportunity Knocks

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As a writer, I’m constantly looking for ways to supplement my income from my day job in public education in order to pay for writing conferences, workshops, association dues, contests, and the myriad other expenses that come with struggling to make it in this industry. Over the years, I’ve tried quite a few “business opportunities.” […]

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28 Mar

Persistence

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This little guy showed up outside my office window yesterday morning. Perfect timing for Mother Nature to remind me that persistence is the key to achieving your goals. You see, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to having a somewhat hard to shake case of the blues, lately. Last week was spring break for […]

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