Write from a place of joy

Write from a place of joy

Write from a place of joy

Next in blog series… MY OPINION ONLY! The questions: Write from a place of joy or from a love of what you read? Both are popular. Today alone I found this type of writer-ly theology being spouted from the screen. I do not disagree with it, but there is something to be said about the “write what you love to read” angle as well. All writers were readers first. That is a given, I think. They might not read in the same language as I do, but for the most part, I believe writers started out their love of the

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Merry Christmas to all my fans and followers. May you and yours have a joyful Noel filled with fun, food, and fantastic good times. We are celebrating big time at the Smith Casa so won’t be posting for a few days. I will be back with the big end of year post where I will be looking back at what I have accomplished in 2016 soon!

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Christmas week-recipes

Christmas week-recipes

Happy Monday-before-Christmas! It’s going to be a busy week for all of us mamas and grandmamas who cook all the goodies for the family get-together that happens at this time. In honor of all of us and hopefully something new and different for some of you, I will be posting up some recipes this week. In fact, these are the ones that I decided NOT to cook/prepare because I had so many already chosen! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and usually I overdo it. But this year, I picked a few recipes and bought the ingredients and

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Four great sites to entertain and educate you

  I haven’t blogged in a few days due to life getting in the way. Sometimes we just have to take care of our family and do those work things. But I haven’t been idle. I have gathered some great sites for you to visit now that Christmas shopping season is here. These might make your gift-giving a little easier. http://www.canopy.co CANOPY is a great site that has awesome DIFFERENT things to look at – and best of all? It is all from Amazon! https://grandst.com/ Grand St is a creative technology site for those techies in your family. I promise

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Gifts for the Writer You Know

Gifts for the Writer You Know

I always have a hard time buying gifts for the writers I know. Maybe you do too. Here are a few things I have found that might be a hit however. Hope you have as much fun checking them out as I did! 1. Story Skeleton – by Tin Fish. An APP in the iTunes store that will allow a writer to story-map and organize stories on the go. good for iPad and iPhone users. $8.99 2. The Amazon Fire HD tablet – 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, Front and Rear Cameras, 8 GB or 16 GB and all under $100.00

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