Blog? Say what?


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Last summer I attended a writer’s conference (Killer Nashville) and learned the trend is for writers to promote themselves through electronic media such as Facebook, Twitter, a personal website and a blog.  The idea is to create a following and to promote one’s books. I do have a Facebook account and have found it useful in reconnecting with friends from my past, keeping up with the lives of the people I know by reading their postings, viewing their pictures, etc.  I don’t like all the “gifts” I receive. I have to download applications to view them and it seems like too much work for a "gift" so I don't send them.  And I haven’t built a farm, bred any zoo animals, or joined the Mafia.  I don't post much about…
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A New Chapter


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For as long as I can remember I’ve said I’d write a book. I was editor of my high school newspaper…but it wasn’t a book. I wrote lots of papers in college…but not a book. In my 20's I should have written “how-to” books – since I knew everything…but alas, another missed opportunity. In my 30's I wrote short stories about everyday topics…but still no book. At age 42, I took a creative writing class and was ready to go…but got side-tracked with an unexpected divorce and a plunge back into the reality of the full-time work force.  I spent the next few years reading every self-help, self-discovery, self-everything book I could get my hands on while reestablishing my career…and my life.  I remarried at age 47 and, after adjusting…
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