Is your social media like family?

Is your social media like family?

Is your social media like family?

What makes your life story? Is it your family? Your friends? Your career? I would be certain that it isn’t your social media, right? So, why is it that so many people are spending so much of their life posting to the Internet? What is it about social media that we cannot stay away from? Experts have an opinion. It is said that people (humans) are social creatures and some like social media to keep in touch with other humans. Some say that it is a networking thing. Professionals need it to promote their business. Either way, it’s a tool.

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Mini-con wrapup

Mini-con wrapup

The MINI-CON was a HIT! Good morning, friends! Today is the day after the mini-con that my mastermind group, Desoto Writers Alliance, put on at the library. It was SO MUCH FUN! If you were a part of this event, thank you from the bottom of my heart for attending. It was the first of our efforts to bring together writers, aspiring and otherwise. We had members of some local author groups in the crowd and it was so wonderful to see writer buddies that we don’t get to see (aside from online) very often. Many of you came up

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Weekly links: Mixed bag of goodies

Weekly links: Mixed bag of goodies

Good morning, lovelies! It’s a mixed bag for links this week. There is some stuff about Valentines Day (sorry, I know it’s over) and there is some stuff about blogs, stuff about technology, etc. It’s just fun to click a link and magically get transported to someone’s blog and see what they are talking about, isn’t it? I am going to try to get a real blog post up here soon. I have a lot to share, but just no time to share it! I also hope to be updating the website soon, so be sure to look for new

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Your writing: Go for it, right?

My very first foray into writing was in grade school. We had to write about the pilgrims as a Thanksgiving project. I remember drawing the cover to the “book”,  writing their “story” on the wide-lined pages inside, and finishing it with construction paper. I do not think it got any awards, aside from the ones my mama gave me. Thirty years later. when I expressed the desire to write a book,  she pulled it out and showed it to me. It had meant so much to her-a wannabe writer herself-that she kept that story about the pilgrims. She encouraged me

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Weekly list: Let’s talk about the weather

Weekly list: Let’s talk about the weather

Good morning! I hope you all are enjoying this lovely winter weather we are all having. Hasn’t it been weird? Well, it has been here at Smith Casa. Don’t think I have seen so much rain in January. Usually that happens in March and April. There has to be a story in this year’s opening stream of weirdness. I mean can’t you just see a story opening with 70s and sun, then going  to 20s and ice, and then back to 70s and rain only to get back to 40s and sun? Sure you can! It’s the real thing. I

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