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You Can Stop Wondering

As a reader, do you ever wonder if the hilarious antics you’ve just read about actually happened? Well, I’m here to say yes! While there’s definitely some imagination that goes into those scenes, there’s no doubt that a writer’s life … Continue reading

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Are You Emily Dickinson? (And a Giveaway!)

Who wouldn’t swoon over a man who invented over 1,700 words? Seriously–1,700. Do a fact check on that one. When I was in high school, I had a strange obsession with Shakespeare. I knew he was completely messed up in … Continue reading

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Cats vs. Dogs

If I had to choose … I’d get a fish. They’re relatively easy to care for, don’t die when you forget about them for a few days, and won’t make my nose tickle. Though I wouldn’t mind a hedgehog … … Continue reading

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Acronyms and Other Weird Language

Wouldn’t it be fun to invent your own language? Can you imagine all the drama you could avoid? What better way to avoid conflict. Husband: Did you really back out of the garage … with the door still down? Me: … Continue reading

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‘Distracted?’ Why Do You …Squirrel!

“Honey? Why is the milk in the pantry?” Thankfully, her husband has only had to ask her that once. Okay, twice. Three times, tops. We writers are a strange, distracted, absentminded bunch. But … hopefully you can relate. If only to make us … Continue reading

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Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Why stay in reality when one can lose themselves in storyworld? If you’re a reader, I’m going to guess we’re on the same wave length. Have you ever found yourself praying for a character you came to know in a … Continue reading

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Nurture, Nature–Who Does Marji Laine Blame???

What kind of child walks into walls? Daydreams about surviving the Amazon jungle and flying with Mary Poppins–then actually attempts this using a post and umbrella. What kind of adult becomes so immersed in her make-believe world, she brings a southern California … Continue reading

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