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Advice For Aspiring Authors

Posted by mcm0704 on March 21, 2018 |

My guest today is Kate Murdoch, the author of Stone Circle, a historical  fantasy novel set in  Renaissance Italy that was released December 2017. She is sharing some tips on the business of writing for those considering writing a novel and seeking publication. As she says, getting from that first word on paper to a published book is not […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on June 17, 2016 |

Before we get into the news and other odds and ends, I thought you might enjoy this meme. The caption from Rita Rudner is priceless. In The News This video  on Blue Nation Review of Joe Biden responding to the Trumster’s verbal assault on Judge Gonzalo Curiel in the media is worth watching. Judge Curiel is presiding over […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 20, 2015 |

Some days I hate to tell anyone that I am a journalist. The field of news reporting has changed so much since I worked at newspapers and magazines, I hardly recognize it at times. The latest fiasco is about Brian Williams, anchor for NBC News, and his “embellishing the facts” in some news reports. Public […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on January 16, 2015 |

Another week has whizzed by. I was busy all week preparing for the big garage sale at the Winnsboro Center For the Arts, which didn’t leave much time for writing, but I did get a few thousand words done on my current work in progress. How was your week? I hope it was productive and, […]

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Saturday Surprise

Posted by mcm0704 on November 29, 2014 |

I just received the following announcement from my friend, Slim Randles, and just had to share it. Since we have all enjoyed his humor and his wisdom, I thought we could raise a glass in salute. “Home Country” columnist Slim Randles won three regional book awards for the two books he wrote in 2014. “Max […]

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Three Things I Learned About Writing From My Day Jobs

Posted by mcm0704 on June 4, 2014 |

Today’s Wednesday’s Guest is Louis Greenstein who has stopped by to share the three things he learned about writing from his day jobs. All of us who pursue creative endeavors of any kind have probably worked at other jobs to supplement a sometimes meager income from the job we love most. Sometimes it is good […]

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Say “no” to the TransCanada XL Pipeline

Posted by mcm0704 on April 21, 2014 |

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time know that I am against the TransCanada XL Pipeline that is scheduled to open soon. Many of us in Texas fought to keep the pipeline from coming through, but alas, the pipes are already in, just waiting for the green light from Washington […]

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Blogger Book Fair – Two for the Price of One

Posted by mcm0704 on July 24, 2013 |

This is the third day of the Blogger Book Fair, and I hope you have enjoyed meeting some new authors as they shared bits and pieces of their books. The Reader’s Choice contest is still open, and my short story collection, The Wisdom of Ages,  is in the Anthology Category. My mysteries, Open Season and […]

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Drama means conflict

Posted by mcm0704 on May 18, 2011 |

 If you have not been a follower of Kristen Lamb’s Blog, I highly suggest you check it out when you get a chance. She recently did a couple of posts dealing with conflict, and the one that really resonated with me was “Little Darlings and why they Must Die”  In that post she makes the […]

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Welcome Peg Herring

Posted by mcm0704 on February 23, 2011 |

Thanks to Maryann for hosting today’s stop on Peg’s Blog Crawl. Yesterday’s post, “Idioms”, is at http://wwwgeraldineevanscom.blogspot.com ~~~~~~~~~ Eccentric Phrases If your toaster stopped working, you would probably go out and get a new one. When a phrase stops working, we’re stuck with it. We can’t send out a memo, “Stop using that one, folks.” […]

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