Tag Archives: books

Grandmom Goes “Grey”

One of the best and worst things that happened to me in 2012 was that I broke my Kindle. I am both a voracious reader and a broke paycheck-to-paycheck schmuck. It isn’t hard to understand why I’d put the death … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gone Girl

As both a reader and a writer, I’ve always had an unspoken cardinal rule. The major characters in a story don’t need to be perfect. They can, and maybe even should, be flawed, broken and quirky. But somewhere along the way one … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup and Other Goings-On in my Wordworld

After a month or so of really struggling to hit the mark with my writing goals, I’m happy to report that I’ve come out swingin’ in the last two weeks. Oh, during the downtime, I DID write. But I wasn’t … Continue reading

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11/22/63

There are many things in life that I enjoy enough to wait for with giddy anticipation, like a kid who just knows when she looks outside that she’ll be waking up to a school-free snow day. Any time Stephen King releases … Continue reading

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LLC Milestone Winners and Other News

Happy Friday, friends! No regular post today, but I do have a few updates and announcements to wind down this first week of our new year! 1. First and foremost, the winners of my Life List Club Milestone Giveaways are … Continue reading

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Finding Thankfulness: Getting it Down in Writing

In last Friday’s round of Life List Club guest posts, Jess Witkins lit up Hawleyville with her discussion on being thankful for the small things and keeping a gratitude journal. I say “lit up,” because I think that’s exactly what … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

I’m one of those people who gets annoyed when I walk into a store and see Christmas decorations on display before we even get through Halloween. But Halloween is over now, and although we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet many of us have started our … Continue reading

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