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2014: Writing As A Right and Passion

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Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. It was one of my secrets until about 1981 when I quickly learned to take my mental and verbal ability to cut to the bottom line and do it while typing on a PC. Yes, corporate America, retail as a matter of fact, wanted streamlined instructions and procedures. The computer age appeared on the scene and information had to be concise and clear. Hence, written instructions had to reflect the ease of the technology. This was the beginning of a twenty year career based on my writing skills enhanced by a Masters Degree in Professional Writing.

Then life happened, and my fast-paced life changed, but the drive to write was still alive and well. I had stories to tell. Poems to write. I wrote when life let me.

So, here I am trying to get my stories out to the public. Why? because when I tell my stories to people they are curious, they want to know the ending (which I never tell). They always ask, "Is this autobiographical?&quo…

2014: Valentine's Day: Be A Sweetheart to Your Self and Others

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This week hosts the holiday many look forward to celebrating and many dread. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be for lovers. Yes, the card shops, restaurants, flower shops, jewelers flood the media with ads reminding you to remember your sweetheart, your loved one, your lover, et cetera, et cetera.

We all should stop and take stock in how we love our self. Yes, you read it right. We can't love someone else, be faithful and supportive, if we aren't loving towards your self.  Oh, I know we all have read books or watched movies where the hero or heroine are long-suffering with a unrequited love. Wake up folks. How healthy is that?
Today's model of love should portray balanced individuals seeking other balanced individuals. We need role models of men and woman who take care of themselves emotional, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.  Heroes or heroines should be seeking partners not projects in books, plays, movies, and in all types of media.  Idealistic? Pro…

2014:Webinar on Self-Publishing

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An all day webinar for $19.95 slashed down from $89.95, who could pass this opportunity up? I thought about it. Scoped out its sponsor www.shewritespress.com and looked at the agenda. Check out the panelists on their websites.
SELF-PUBLISHING AT THE EDGETurn your book into an Audio book with Howard Vanes of Letswritebooks.netWhat is the right publishing platform for you?with Brooke Warner http://shewritespress.com/self-publishing-at-the-edge-panelists/Connecting readers to your voice: How to avoid what most authors get wrong with social media with Dan Blankwww.wegrowmedia.comBook marketing mastermind with Joanna Pennwww.thecreativePenn.comHow to sell large quantities of books to non-traditional book markets with BrianJud http://shewritespress.com/self-publishing-at-the-edge-panelists/Indie Author Panel: Find out the how of bestselling authors Jane Graves (http://www.janegraves.com) Jana De Leon (http://janadeleon.com)Theresa Ragan (http://www.theresaragan.com)How to quickly and easily…