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IF YOU DON’T ASK . . .

IMPORTANCE OF QUESTIONS:  If you don’t ask, you’ll never know. If you want something, then ask because “no” is the worse thing that can happen.  Ask directions or you may never get there. Last week an author friend asked me … Continue reading

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU SUBMITT YOUR MANUSCRIPT?

Last year at the 2015 Colorado Gold Conference, I moderated a lively panel discussion by incredibly sharp-witted agents and editors.  I had no idea why they asked me to moderate this panel, but I have to say, I enjoyed every … Continue reading

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If you slow down so everyone can catch up, then no one reaches his or her full potential.

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Happiness Revisited

Happiness Secrets and the Study of Natural and Synthetic Happiness  posted on February 8, 2013 evoked a comment about the use of the word mastery in i09’s article listing six ways to be happy. Is the use of the word … Continue reading

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I Hear Voices: Part 1

I’ve always heard voices. I’m sorry for those who don’t. Remember those lazy years when you didn’t have to clean house or pay taxes?  I mean those years way back when you woke up knowing the neighborhood kids were already … Continue reading

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Happiness Secrets and the Study of Natural and Synthetic Happiness

Are you a people watcher? If you’re a writer, you are. I am, and I’ve noticed something disturbing. At least once a week I leave our quiet rural roads where we all smile and wave to one another, even if … Continue reading

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From the End to the Beginning: Saying Goodbye

Everyone says that cousins were marrying cousins. According to family lore, my great grandfather wanted a more diverse bloodline for his grandchildren.  When he married in 1859 he moved from Maryland to Lawrence, Kansas in a horse-drawn wagon .  Medicine, … Continue reading

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