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Book Discussion Series At Hawthorn Time

Book Discussion Series: At Hawthorn Time

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Sometimes you meet someone and you just don’t hit it off right away. You both are nice people, you both have great qualities, but you just stand there awkwardly until you are able to remove yourself from the situation. So it goes with books, as well. When you first …

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Flash Fiction Friday: A View From A Window

A man walks across the field as a woman watches from a window. She follows him as he walks along the line between manicured lawn and overgrowth just before the trees. He is led by a yellow mutt. The kind that has no pedigree but is the most loyal companion. His boots trail the dog’s …

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Lessons Learned from Losing NaNoWriMo

I didn’t win. I didn’t even come close. NaNoWriMo got the better of me, but I am better for it. I started out on the first of November determined to win. My strategy was to write no less than 2,000 words per day so that I would even be a bit ahead of the daily …

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I Moved My Cheese

One day, not long ago, I received a random text from a friend which said, “So, every day they went to Cheese Station C, found no cheese, and returned home, carrying their worries and frustrations with them.” I responded with, “I feel like I need more context.” She asked if I had read Who Moved …

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November is National Novel Writing Month

It’s official. I am going to write a novel and I am going to do it in 30 days. Yep. 30 days. I joined NaNoWriMo which is short for National Novel Writing Month. It is a challenge to writers to write their novel in 30 days, or more specifically, to write 50 thousand words. It …

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