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So You Want to Write Funny? Don’t We All? by Violet Nesdoly

So You Want to Write Funny? Don’t We All? by Violet Nesdoly

Admit it, you’d like to write funnier. So would I. After all, who do we love most, next to the computer repairman, but the person who can make us laugh? My confession to you at the outset of this humour writing theme is, I’m not very funny. I did win a contest for a humorous poem once, but I suspect

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Read Any Good Books Lately? Steph Beth Nickel

Read Any Good Books Lately? Steph Beth Nickel

Most writers are also readers. Here are some of the books I am currently working my way through. A similar post appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog on January 29 and on my blog February 12. Some of the books are the same; some I’ve added since then. Do you like how-to books? Memoirs? Novels? Do you carve out regular time for

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It Doesn’t Feel Like Spring by Janice L Dick

It Doesn’t Feel Like Spring by Janice L Dick

I’m watching the snow fall heavily outside my office window on this early March day. It’s beautiful. We haven’t had much snow this year so it’s welcome, but it certainly doesn’t feel like spring.

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Honour Your Love in an Ode by Violet Nesdoly

Honour Your Love in an Ode by Violet Nesdoly

Please note that Violet sent this post to me quite some time ago. I (Steph) then promptly lost track of it and didn’t post it when it was originally scheduled. My apologies! Regardless, it is always a wonderful time to express our love. Let’s learn more about how we can do so by writing an ode . . .  In

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A Nice Problem to Have But … by Jack Popjes

A Nice Problem to Have But … by Jack Popjes

It happened again this past week. Not at all unpleasant, quite enjoyable, in fact, but still somewhat disconcerting since there was quite a bit of it. To explain, I need to back up a bit. Right back to the first chapter of Genesis. God’s Example We all want to do a good job. When any of us look back on

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A Month Early by Pamela Mytroen

A Month Early by Pamela Mytroen

I burrowed my cold hands deeper into my coat pockets and lowered my head against the icy blast blowing through the outdoor street mall. I just wanted to get home and sit down to warm chowder. Then the cheerful jig of a violin summoned my spirit. It’s simple melody swirled around bone-dry fountains and bounced off glass-covered buildings. Spring’s equinox

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Sold Out by Brenda J Wood

Sold Out by Brenda J Wood

That phrase is music to the author’s ears. Sold out! We whisper to ourselves, “Why that means they love me. They love my book. I am a success!” And when we don’t hear those words, do we hear these? “I’m a failure. I might as well quit writing. I’ll never make it in this business.”

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Resources Writers Love by Steph Beth Nickel

Resources Writers Love by Steph Beth Nickel

Since we emphasize love each February, why not think about the resources we writers are particularly fond of? A New Journal A beautiful handcrafted leather cover or a whimsical cartoon character beckoning you to open a pristine new journal, full of nothing but potential … is there anything more inspiring—or terrifying? Tentatively, you grab your favourite pen (see below) and

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All We Need is [God’s] Love by Janice L Dick

All We Need is [God’s] Love by Janice L Dick

Love is all you need … (The Beatles) Love me with all of your heart … (Ray Charles Singers) I can’t help falling in love with you … (Elvis) Love will keep us together … (Captain & Tennille) We sing about love, talk about love, write about love, especially at this time of year. But do we really know what

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Ain’t You Tired, Ms. Hilly? by Brenda J. Wood

Ain’t You Tired, Ms. Hilly? by Brenda J. Wood

In the movie The Help, Ms. Hilly spent all her time trying to control her world and the people in it. You might say she was building her platform. I’m all for building platform, proclaiming our names, and selling our books, but there is a limit. A constant stream of messages tout this expert or that and each of them

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