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Making Common Courtesies Common Again

I grew up in a very old-fashioned home, but to me there is no excuse for not exhibiting common courtesies. You are your own logo -- so be sure that you are doing good public relations for yourself!You have only one first impression. Make it count!&nbsp...

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Space of Stillness/Point of Dynamic Rest

Space of Stillness/Point of Dynamic Rest

Eckhart Tolle says, "Being is finding within yourself that space of stillness that is always there, where you can be conscious without thinking." I love it when I find myself in this "space of stillness," this "point of dynamic rest," but it...

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Wednesday Writers Workshop: Using Music to Amp Your Creativity

Feb 29, 2012

I mostly hone in on the emotional notes of what I'm working with. It's how what I see or hear or smell or taste makes me--or a character I'm writing about--feel that I want to focus on.

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How thank-you notes say more than thank-you

I grew up in what today would consider an old-fashioned environment. Still, I loved it. I love the old-fashioned ways because common courtesy was actually common, and people treated each other with respect.Now, it feels that the simple pleasures of com...

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Final Thoughts: San Francisco Writers Conference

If you are interested in know what types of agents, editors and publishing professionals are invited to this posh conference, please take a look at the official website. http://www.sfwriters.org/pages.cfm?ID=2 . This will tell you the types of high cal...

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Day 3 and 4: San Francisco Writers Conference

Day 3 and 4: San Francisco Writers Conference

By Saturday the days were blurring together. By now the conference sort of felt like a mini summer camp. Perhaps it sounds silly, but I was sad that it would be coming to an end. It's a rare opportunity to surround yourself with serious writers.This is...

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Day 2, Part B: San Francisco Writer’s Conference 2012

As I stated before, there are many classes throughout the day that are given by experts. For example, I attended a session on "Making Your Characters Sweat" and the speaker was Robert Dugoni. He was absolutely brilliant! The entire session was about cr...

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Education outside of the classroom

Feb 23, 2012
Education outside of the classroom

Classrooms are generally good places to learn something, no matter your age. We have all spent a rather large amount of time in them. Some of the time was good, some bad, some ugly. It’s just the way things are. Not everything is perfect. It is safe to say that not all learning takes place...

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Day 2, Part A: A 16-Hour Day Means I’m Doing it Right. SFWC.

Friday was a very full day that began around 6:30 a.m. and ended after 10 p.m. Friday was the day to get over my innate shyness. Well, I believe I am a natural extrovert, but it tends to battle my shyness at the beginning of events.Even though I was on...

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Wednesday Writers Workshop: Writing Practice with Photography

Feb 22, 2012

Have the aliens landed?  Is this a strange, deformed child appearing in our midst?   Or is she some mutant species, like us and yet not? Here is another view, taken on that same evening when she was first sighted. Is that evil in her eyes? Are those ...

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