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My Blue Ridge Mountains Spot

“Here among the mountains the pinions of thought should be strong, and one should see the errors of men from a calmer height of love and wisdom.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson… 368 more words

Writing Tips for Fifth Graders (or Anyone Who Wants to Write a Little Better)...

I was invited into my son’s fifth grade English Language Arts class (and a second ELA class) to speak about the writing life and the publication process. 361 more words


What Grabbed You This Year? A Blog's Top Ten #blogging #inspirational #gratitude

Photo Credit: http://liftedlamp.com/

It’s the end of the year and that means it’s award season! I thought I’d get in on the action and hand out awards too! 164 more words


Info Dumping

Last month while I was at a critique group, before I began to read my chapter out loud, I asked for them to look for Info Dumps.  1,056 more words


“The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning.”

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Why am I afraid of failure?

If I think about it clearly, I’ve encountered failure in some way, shape or form as often as I’ve eaten cooked dinners . Big fails (taking a job not suited to me, letting important relationships fizzle out). 441 more words


Interrogation: Mike Monson

Who: Mike Monson

Where: Modesto

What: Mike Monson is the author of the novel “Tussinland,” the short story collection “Criminal Love and Other Stories… 2,126 more words