Monthly Archives: February 2017

Blogging Class Starts Monday

I’ll be teaching a class on blogging at Northwest Florida State College beginning Monday. There are still spots open to learn how to make your blog a success. From what makes a photo compelling to using tags and analytics, this four … Continue reading

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First Edition, Signed John Nance Up For Grabs

Another book traveling via Bookcrossing. This time I left a first edition, signed hardback copy of Headwind by John Nance at Cafe Bienville. What is BookCrossing? It’s the World’s Library. It’s a smart social networking site. It’s a celebration of literature and … Continue reading

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Prompt Class: Guided Meditation

Today’s prompt class was a little different. After we heard the results from last week’s writing, we turned off the lights and listened to a guided meditation. Afterwards, we practiced stream of consciousness writing using pen and special paper. The … Continue reading

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Milo is All Smiles

Milo is my shelter dog of the week. A male Papillon mix, Milo is up to date on his vaccines and ready for a new home. All of the dogs available at New Beginnings receive microchipping​, deworming, monthly heartworm preventative, vaccines​, wellness … Continue reading

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Find True Love

Love doesn’t come wrapped in red cellophane. It doesn’t come in a heart shaped box full of bad chocolate. Read every card on the shelf and check all the envelopes… you will not find love there. Love comes in each … Continue reading

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Interview: Brian Rogers & Iron Writers

I’ve been involved with Iron Writers, mostly as an observer, for many years. I love participating in the competitions when I can, but life has kept me too busy lately. I always highly recommend Iron Writers for writers, experienced and … Continue reading

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Blogging From My Phone

For the last few days I’ve been blogging completely using just my phone. Has anyone noticed a difference? Since my shelter dog post last Wednesday our internet has been out. It’s not the first time I’ve used just my phone … Continue reading

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200 Word Essay Wins the Farm

Norma Burns, owner of Bluebird Hill Farm in North Carolina, is planning to give her 12.88 acre farm away to the winner of her essay contest. Hopeful homesteaders must submit a $300 entry fee along with a brief entry form … Continue reading

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Review: Guerrilla Marketing for Writers

Like having babies, once a book is published the real work begins. Guerrilla Marketing for Writers is Dr. Spock for new authors. This book is my favorite marketing book and has a place of honor on my shelf. The authors … Continue reading

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Prompt Class: A Set of Clothes

Last week’s prompt involved students taking home dolls. Their task was to use their doll in their next prompt. They were free to redecorate their doll however they liked. The results were fantastic. Some of the stories became autobiographical, metaphorical, … Continue reading

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