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April 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Kita's Gentle Message: Be a Kid Again (April 30, 2010)

Remember when you were a kid and did something for the very first time? Like tying your shoes (before the days of velcro), riding a bike, climbing to the top of the tree, spending the night over at a friend's house...You felt so good and happy. You know what? I felt that way again when I finished my very first marathon last weekend. Just like a kid again. Go ahead and be a kid again. I double dare ya.

Added by Kita Szpak on April 30, 2010 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Gentle Message: Going the Distance April 23, 2010

I'm off to California tomorrow to run the Big Sur Marathon on Sunday. Right now I am pumped, excited and a bit nervous as this is the first time I am running this distance. No cramming for a test like this; my months of training should hold me up and get me over the finish line. Going the distance is really a state of mind over matter - no matter what the challenge. Are you ready to go the distance? I am.

Added by Kita Szpak on April 23, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Being in the Moment - Kita's Gentle Message for April 17, 2010

I've found if something is coming to you easily and you're moving along with the flow instead of trying to control the outcome, then you're "in the moment". Time stands still and all else is forgotten as you float delightfully and effortlessly in your activity, in your situation, in yourself. If you string all these moments together then what you have is your purpose in life - wonderful, isn't it?

Added by Kita Szpak on April 17, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on April 16, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

This is an Amazing Book!

Carolyn's The Frugal Book Promoter was a tremendous help to my nascent marketing attempts. Following her tips and suggestions, I was able to sell through the first edition of FLYING BOATS & SPIES. My publisher is trilled and they have gone to press with the 2d edition. OnStage Publications has also provided a copy of Carolyn's book to each of their authors. This is must have book for the…

Added by Jamie Dodson on April 15, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Blood Ties: The Trickle Down Effect - EXCERPT

….. Essie knew something was really wrong. Margaret’s niceness soon faded and her true intentions surfaced the day Essie went to pick up Elizabeth, now 4 months later. Graduation was over. Per their agreement, she would get Elizabeth back. Before Essie could reach the door, Margaret and John came out onto the porch. Margaret told Essie she was going to raise Elizabeth and she had no choice but to accept it. She was not giving her back. Essie tried to push through them to get to her…

Added by Lisa Young on April 14, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Genesis of BREAKUP, the book.

Genesis of BREAKUP, the book.

At various points in my life I have kept a journal but I have seldom gone back to read them, except for the one I kept at the time of the breakup of my marriage. That one is also unique in other respects: it stretches to almost two thousand pages and covers a period of about six years. My marriage took a long time to unravel and there was plenty to write about. And a great need to write. The journal, a chronicle of the breakup of my marriage, written in… Continue

Added by LEO AVERBACH on April 12, 2010 at 3:20am — No Comments

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Added by Author101 on April 11, 2010 at 7:57pm — No Comments

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Added by John M. Wills on April 11, 2010 at 6:54pm — No Comments

The Mystery of the Anasazi

The mystery of the Anasazi Indians boggles the minds of many archaeologists. Who were they? What were their beliefs? How did they live? Indian art painted or engraved in rock gives us an idea who the Anasazi were, their beliefs and lifestyle. Carved into the desert varnish, the Indians left behind their heritage, their legacy.

Many people wonder why the Anasazi Indians disappeared, leaving behind their belongings and valuables. Where did they go and why? No one has the answer. There is… Continue

Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Gentle Message for Friday, April 9, 2010

I've been put on hold a number of times today waiting for a "live voice", and I realize how important it is for me to connect to someone before I start growing frustrated. Do you find yourself feeling the same way when in this situation? And the thing is, it's not the person I'm waiting to hear that makes me impatient but the loss of time I am experiencing as I hold the receiver. What a loss - the loss of time.

Added by Kita Szpak on April 9, 2010 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Does Your Fictional Character Come To Life?

There are many things that bring a character to life. One is an adequate description of the person and another is emotion. Let’s begin with the description of characters. We need to see the character with our mind’s eye, if possible. For example, Melinda’s description of her father gives you a feel, not only of his physical appearance, but also of his deeper inner self. Read the description of her father and see if you can feel his presence and what he is like deep down inside.

“Her… Continue

Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 7, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

This Changes Everything!

First an empty cross, now an empty tomb. Both of them were emblematic of God’s victory and restored plan for man.

The empty cross is the proof that man’s separation from God, his never ending and futile battle with sin is over. God’s perfect Passover Lamb has been sacrificed to pay the price we could never pay. Hallelujah! We are forgiven. All that is required now is to accept for ourselves what Jesus did for us there on Calvary.

However, our Loving Father was up to much… Continue

Added by Carl Jenks on April 5, 2010 at 7:34pm — No Comments


Well I'm not new to this site, but am new to actually setting it up.

Added by Jim McDonald on April 5, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Essay on why I write




Writing is how I express the emotions not exposed through any other outlet. All the feelings that encompass my psyche, subconscious mind, and yes, even soul, must be written down on a large yellow legal pad with an Erasermate pen. This most sacred experience allows me to examine my feelings, to cope with the…


Added by Micki Peluso on April 4, 2010 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Research—an Intricate Part of Writing

Historical fiction helps us to understand the past. It educates and entertains us at the same time. History books give us the facts, but historical fiction helps us to understand history in a special way. Leon Garfield said, "The historian, if honest, gives us a photograph; the storyteller gives us a painting."

Research is an important part of writing historical fiction or nonfiction. Learn everything you can about the area your story takes place, the time period, non-fictional… Continue

Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 1, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

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