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Celebrate Beltane: Scottish May Day!

Beltane, the Celtic May Day, officially begins at moonrise on the eve before the 1st day of May. It marks the beginning of the third quarter or second half of the ancient Celtic year. 388 more words

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The real poppy lady

I was thrilled to receive an email from Heather Johnson, whose website Madame Guerin explores in detail the life and work of this remarkable Frenchwoman who, along with the American Moina Michael, ensured that the remembrance poppy has become one of the most powerful symbols of our time. 51 more words

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Tartan Day by Nancy Lee Badger

Tartan Day is a day to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 at Arbroath Abbey, in Scotland. The abbey’s red sandstone ruins still stand, and what occurred inside its walls stands proud. 323 more words

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An Author Lesson #2: Editing is WORK

My Dear Future Readers,

Today I will tell you about lesson number 2. It is probably the most important lesson any author needs to know… 455 more words

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Be Proud

My apologies to readers of my personal blog. This is an adaptation of my most recent post there.

Do you ever feel guilty for reading? Well, don’t! 732 more words

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An Author's Lesson #1: Starting OVER

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I am starting something that I think would be helpful to everyone. I’m going to talk about the things that I have learned as I continue on my journey to becoming a Full-Time Author. 507 more words

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And should not be at the beginning of this sentence.

I don’t know what the key to this whole writing thing is. I’ve spent the last fifteen years trying to find out. I must have read fifty books on the subject. 396 more words

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