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Gratitude: It’s Worth More Than 13 Scrabble Points

This is the time of year when people talk about things they’re thankful for. Gratitude is a healthy thing, and it’s refreshing to hear people express it instead of whining. Today, I’d like to comment on how thankful I am … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Blog

When I started Y’s Words back in 2010, it was for the purpose of establishing a writing platform–or at least an online presence as a writer. What I’d hoped would be a platform, however, turned out to be an infinitesimal, … Continue reading

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Beware the Polyspore Gock

Many mornings, I wake up with a random word or phrase in my mind. Quite a few creative people find inspiration in dreams. Most of the writing “experts” advise us to keep a pad of paper and a pen (or … Continue reading

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As The Old Saying Goes…

…A man may toil from sun to sun, but a writer’s job is never done. Oh, wait… it’s supposed to be a woman’s job, not a writer’s. But what if that woman is a writer? [Side note: I looked online … Continue reading

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Shifting Out of Idle

Green means go! Throughout my writing career (if you can use that word to describe an activity that costs more money than it generates), I’ve watched God’s signals so that I could move forward, slow, stop, and change direction according … Continue reading

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News Brief

Hey, y’all — I uploaded my manuscript and cover to CreateSpace and all systems are go. I’ve ordered a print proof to review. Expected delivery date April 28. Sounds like a long time away! Meanwhile, I’m working on the Kindle … Continue reading

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The Write Attitude

Why do we do this to ourselves, we writers? I recently participated in a discussion about whether or not, for a Christian, writing is a “calling.” I’m not sure of the definition of the word, but whether or not it’s … Continue reading

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