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Let Your Story Flourish

Recently I have been reading Robert Taylor’s book, “A New Way to Be Human.” It is so full of inspirational guidance that I am having a hard time finishing the first few chapters because I keep re-reading them.   245 more words


Take a road trip to the future

On a recent road trip, my husband and I listened to a 70’s radio channel for three whole days. As we sang along to all the ‘oldies’, I couldn’t believe how many of the songs we remembered the lyrics to, (and quite frankly, how stoned the writers must have been to write such nonsensical tunes). 667 more words

U-hauls, Empty Nest (Sorta), Food Journals and Next Chapters...

A lot has happened since my last blog post. Yesterday, I moved my two oldest daughters into the house my oldest bought. Her first house! I’m so excited for her (and a little melancholy) and immensely proud of her. 1,261 more words

Just Thinking...

#99cents Seasoned Romances on Sale - Marsha R West

Do you like stories with older characters? Like 40s on up? Well, I do, and that’s what I write. Like minded authors have formed a Facebook group called Seasoned Romance and for Dec. 361 more words

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Picturing the Way to a New Career

James Oliver can thank HGTV for his business idea. In June 2011 his wife, Ayana, called him upstairs to watch a couple decorating their living room. 74 more words

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Mending the Schism II: Read Your Past

Often times, when we feel the divide between our personal experience and that of our creative works, it has to do with us reaching the Second Act of our story. 1,036 more words


Story Structure Revisted

I just completed the 5th revision of my novel, “Under Western Skies.” It was intense as my critiques recommend moving a few things around in the story. 61 more words

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