Book Reviews and Why They Matter

Whether we are authors, or avid readers, it is important when we buy a book that we leave a review.  You may wonder why it is so important.  Let me give you some reasons. Scouring the book reviews online will help us decide if the book is a hit or miss. Reading several reviews will help customers decide if they really want to spend money on a particular book, or if we want to look…

Developing Your Writing Style

You have this post you’re working on which you feel is skillfully crafted with each brush stroke of your best word paints.  You are sure it is your “Michelangelo” in words. It is bright, and so picturesque that even the blind can bask in its colorful essence when read aloud.  After a while, your flow of creativity ebbs, and you decide to let your piece sit for a day to dry…

Cliches

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Quotes and Analogies to Learn From

Don’t you just love quotes and analogies?  They can make your day, lift you up, and cause you to see things in a different way.  I’ve come across a few of them this week that have bumped around inside my brain like nagging thoughts tend to do.   I’ve pondered them, and considered not only how they help me to see things in a different way, but also how they…

Writing Therapy: Knowing Who We Are and How to Live Well in Our Own Skin

Using words  in writing to entertain, tell narratives, uplift, educate, and delight are just one side of the silver coin; there is however another aspect of writing… “therapy.”  Writing to analyze thoughts, coordinate plans, and for thinking through deep concerns helps us to better know who we are and how to live well in our own skin. This form of writing can help us process thoughts and find out “the who…

Grandchildren

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Written On Life

A written on life comes from the verse Proverbs 3:3 about writing on the tablet of your heart.  Each experience we have in life leaves something behind.  We can choose to take that experience and use it to learn from, and then put it behind us, or to write it on our hearts to use it as a lamp to light our paths.  My life is written on by His Word, and also the…

Breathe, Cry, Sing and Write…Is Your Heart In It?

Breathe, cry, sing and write…is your heart in your writing process?  When you write a great piece, all of this comes through in your writing…the emotion. Have you ever read a great book and the words just bring all of these emotions together?  One minute your can’t breathe and the tears are falling, and the next you’re singing some great love song.  I love romances, and what…

Life

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A Life Lived Well

When thinking of a life lived well, we have to consider all aspects of life.  We have to consider, our thoughts, our actions, our words and deeds, along with the abstracts of rudders, hinges and springs. A rudder is a small instrument (or piece of wood) that  helps with the steering of a ship.  A hinge is a joint that a door hangs on that guarantees the smooth opening and closing of the door.  A…

The Poet’s Train

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Writing Your Memories

Writing your memories is a great way to practice writing skills and add dimension to your passages.   Describing scents, emotions and other sensory perceptions will help bring a story alive and add more flavor.  Though some days in life are sweeter than others, you will also want to journal the chapters in life that are met with problems, solutions, and other smelly things.  (Studies also show how tightly linked smells and memories are.  Use this…

Romance’s Ship

I Hear Music in Words

“I hear music in words,” said every writer.  A lot of writers feel this way, but that is a meme I came up with because I say this all the time.  And, I do…I do hear music in words.  Those up and down hills and valleys of sound that caress the mind and leaves emotion and images buried deep inside the recesses of your brain. That’s what poetry is…

Daisy and Rose

  Daisy and Rose   A simple daisy, and an elegant rose, Were swaying in breezes- relaxed, yet composed.   Their welcoming fragrance, in balmy night air, Lured others near them to enjoy and compare.   “That rose is a beauty; the daisy’s so fine.”   “That daisy’s plain simple; the rose is sublime.”   “They both are quite lovely in different ways.”   “The rose exudes passion; the daisy- she fades. &nbsp…