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THWT Question for 04 FEB 2020

Here is today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question: What is the funniest joke or prank you’ve ever played on your significant other? Keep Loving!

Melodee's Rules for Authors — Number Sixteen

Number Sixteen Good Books Take Time This is an important rule and it applies 100% of the time. The question is, “How much time?” Well, that part gets a little fuzzy. The real answer is that a good book takes as much time as it needs. Not a moment less, and not a second longer. …

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Two Hundred Word Tuesday Question

The THWT Question for 28 JAN 2020 is: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Keep Loving!

Where I've Been…

Hello, All! Yes, I know it’s been nearly a year since I more or less vanished from the world of online presence, but I’m back now! I think all of you deserve at least a cursory overview of where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to the last 11-ish months, so here goes… The …

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Vanishing Authors

Those of you who follow me on Twitter have likely seen me comment over the years about why so many authors (mostly working in the indie or self-published arenas) seem to vanish from social media and other writer forums. As I have also commented, I have had a few ideas as to why this happens, …

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The Christmas Present

When I was a kid, my family didn’t have a lot. We were kind of like the poverty-stricken snake: We didn’t have a pit to hiss in. One thing we did have was family, such as it was. I never knew my dad’s mother or my mom’s father; they both died before I was born. …

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The Christmas Tree

As an author, I’m asked many times about my favorite Christmas memories. The questions come from readers, publishers, reviewers, and many others. Those memories tend to wind up being edited down to a paragraph. Maybe two. You can’t really do justice to a memory in that space. Growing up in the Missouri Ozarks, we often …

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When Pigs Fly

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was always the big “family holiday”. We usually went to the farm that my aunt and uncle owned and had a big family dinner with them, but it was always the next couple of days that stuck in my mind. Don’t get me wrong, though…the turkey and ham that …

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Thanksgiving Day 2018

Today, Thanksgiving Day, we are all occupied with thoughts of things we are thankful for in our lives. This perfectly normal and, honestly, what we should all be thinking of. But I want to take a few minutes to remind you, perhaps, of a few things you should be thankful for that you may have …

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