Monthly Archives: January 2015

Calling All Authors: Starry Night Publishing

Greetings ~ As authors do, I did a good deal of research on large publishing companies for possible acceptance of my manuscripts. I learned that taking that path to publication would mean not reaching goals I have worked toward all … Continue reading

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Just Keep Breathing – Book Release

Death is a harsh reality of being human. Our bodies do not live forever. Some lives are cut short, leaving behind emotions that have the power to disable even the strongest among us. Every loss is significant to someone. Just … Continue reading

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Just Keep Breathing: Excerpt

In the months following my son’s passing, I thought about how easy it would be just to lay down and close my eyes for the very last time. If I could just slip away like he did…all of the sadness, … Continue reading

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Only Love Can Do That

A great leader of our past spoke volumes about people and resolving the conflicts inherent in the human condition. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ … Continue reading

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The Journey to Authorship

Greetings, Friends ~ Having a book-length publication eminent, my awareness of others’ desire to see their own names in print has been heightened. I am reminded of my long journey and what it took to get here. Not only do … Continue reading

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Elements of Style

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Each well-read author has taken some kind of consistent action to achieve publication goals. While being schooled in the craft, the literary world is moving forward – whooshing by us at high speeds. How…

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Write Right

Greetings, Friends ~ There is a certain feeling one gets when reading well-written prose. If done carefully, a story can take us right into its pages. As writers, the manner in which we connect words on paper is important. We … Continue reading

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Lessons In Writing

Greetings, Thumbing through some of my early writing, I ran across this poem. I wrote it when I was still a teenager, long before I realized that writing classes help. A lot. One draft was published in 1997 – a … Continue reading

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Authors of Ash Creek Writers Move Forward in 2015

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Fellow Authors and Readers ~ We would like to start out by wishing each of you a safe and happy entry of what promises to be another great year. As 2015 unfolds, we are…

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