Written Word

Traditional versus Self-Publishing

Traditional v. Self Publishing

A Newbie’s Navigation Through the Publishing Paths You’ve written some words on a page and you are already thinking of that day when your name will be on the cover of your very own book. You can see yourself flipping through pages filled with words you wrote. If you are like me, it may feel …

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I am not an imposter

I am not an imposter, and neither are you.

I am a writer. I know this because it is written in green dry erase marker on my mirror in two languages. It is a constant reminder of who I am and who I want to be. I need the reminder because no matter how many poems, short stories, blog posts, web sites, letters, social …

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Banned Books Week

I Stand with the Banned

Today marks the end of Banned Books Week 2019. While the week might be over, please do not stop reading. Books provide us a safe place to explore our world and our beliefs. We can get to know people and places without ever leaving our home. Books are magical and words are powerful. For the …

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week 2019

CENSORED! One of my favorite classes to teach was called Banned and Burned Books. Most of my students were not aware that censorship of books happens in the United States; they felt it was a problem in other countries, but not here. It is such a problem in the U.S. that there is a week …

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Weekend Coffee Share: Let it snow!

People fall into three categories: I hate snow. I like snow if I don’t have to drive in it. I LOVE snow! I fall in the last category, which is perfect since the view over my computer screen is a picturesque view of snow covered woods. You may be of the I-like-it-if-don’t-have-to-drive variety, so I …

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