Do you have a story from an unexpected day off? Snow day or sick day or ??? Tell us about it! If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve…

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What’s your favorite bicycle story? We’d love to hear about it! If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”: ▪…

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Do you have an interesting story that took place on a school bus? If so, we’d love to hear about it! If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you…

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Home from New Jersey and New York! Well, for about thirty hours, anyway, before we take off for the beach. I thought I’d share some pictures from the week with you. I started out at a speaking engagement in Lakewood, New Jersey. The audience was so fabulous and responsive and I had a great time.…

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I’m a believer in resolutions. I don’t always keep them, but there’s something about that “fresh start feeling” that has great appeal to me. I have a slew of resolutions this year. Here goes: -Work at writing as though it’s a 9 to 5 job.  This may sound like a no-brainer, especially to those of you…

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My reading life is out of control. With the advent of ebooks, I worried that authors would lose income because they make less on an ebook than they do on a “paper” book, but if most readers are anything like me, authors have nothing to worry about. Take for example, the book I’m reading right…

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                  The short answer is: I don’t know. The long answer probably has something to do with human psychology. Or, as in the title of my long-ago college textbook, Abnormal Psychology. I don’t really care. What I can say about Twitter after three days of tweeting is…

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Well, this contest was such fun, and so many of you were in the running with the correct answers from Before the Storm. Here they are:  What was the name of Jamie’s church? Free Seekers. We also accepted Free Seekers Church or Chapel. Who was Jamie’s nemesis on Topsail Island? We accepted either Reverend Bill…

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Well, this is so cool. I was searching back through my old blog  for a particular entry and stumbled across this one. Check it out to see “me” a bit more than a year ago. I blogged about how, as I wrote ’round the clock, all I did was sit in front of the computer and stuff…

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I belong to an organization called Novelists, Inc., whose mission it is to provide multi-published novelists with information and support. It’s a great organization. Recently on the NINC email loop, one of the long-published members pondered what those of us who’ve been writing forever had to learn from writing workshops. The answer, of course, is that we…

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