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Letter-Writing Time Again – You Ready Mitch Albom?

Last December I admitted to the world wide web that one of my end-of-the-year traditions is to write Mitch Albom a letter. Mitch read my blog post revealing this tradition I've been steadfastly committed to for close to twenty years. (GULP - yep. I was 15 years old when I wrote my first letter!) This… Continue reading Letter-Writing Time Again – You Ready Mitch Albom?

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Guest Speaking – How do you tell ’em what you can do?

I spent about three hours designing a booklet (8 pages) about what I offer as a guest speaker. I used a template that was in Microsoft Word. I added my own photos, moved a few things around, and did a quick edit. Then it was sent to the printers. I had 25 copies printed out… Continue reading Guest Speaking – How do you tell ’em what you can do?

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Damn plate. My thoughts on over-filling while living the dream.

You'd think I'd make the mind-body connection about filling up and extend that into my creative life. You'd think. (Well, that's you. BAH.) I'm sitting at my dining room table feeling full. Stuffed, really. It's because I ate a slice of re-heated pizza that wasn't very good, then downed a glass of Diet Coke that… Continue reading Damn plate. My thoughts on over-filling while living the dream.

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My Writing Process – PART I – AND FREE STUFF!

Dedicated Vanessa Shields follower Penny-Anne Beaudoin recently sent me these questions: I'm curious to know if you use things like morning pages or artist dates (the Julia Cameron program), or if you do other things to help you settle down to write. You've written memoirs, fiction, YA fiction, poetry, articles - but which of these… Continue reading My Writing Process – PART I – AND FREE STUFF!

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NPR ‘Tell Me More’ – package send off! (An Ode To Balls)

Okay folks. So I did something a little ballsy. I told you I was gonna send out a package to Michele Martin and the Tell Me More family...I finished it just a few minutes ago. I included a bunch of fun stuff like my book(s), stickers, excerpts, etc....but I also wrote a letter...from my heart.… Continue reading NPR ‘Tell Me More’ – package send off! (An Ode To Balls)