Monthly Archives: October 2018

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween! After carving my pumpkin, I can’t wait to see all the kids on my street in their cute costumes. In past years, I’ve seen fairies, princesses, and even an adorable walking dictionary! And speaking of Halloween, here’s … Continue reading

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Best Thing

A story: Imagine renting a rustic beamed cabin in a beautiful forest for your honeymoon. The setting is idyllic. The cabin is delightfully cozy. There’s only one problem: Every morning just at dawn, a determined and energetic woodpecker begins a … Continue reading

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Just Today

“The secret lies in how we handle today, not yesterday or tomorrow. Today…that special block of time holding the key that locks out yesterday’s nightmares and unlocks tomorrow’s dreams.”   Charles Swindoll, Clergyman and Writer What simple, but powerful advice! My … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Autumn The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry’s cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf, The field a scarlet gown. Lest I should be old-fashioned, … Continue reading

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Short Shorts

Have a fresh, exciting story that’s longer than a flash fiction piece, but shorter than a long short story? A story that barrels along and weighs in at 1,500 words or less? If so, then you might want to pull … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated

Desire + Support + Deadline = Success As a NaNoWriMo winner (she’s written 50,000-word novels every November since 2010), Kyrce Swenson knows about staying motivated and has advice we can all apply: Develop good habits:  To get your butt in the … Continue reading

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Fast Pass

“To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.”    Anne Rice “All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”   F. Scott Fitzgerald Tens of thousands of people around the world will soon take part … Continue reading

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