I read roughly 3-4 books a week. I used to review most of what I read, but I no longer have the time. I've thought about keeping a reading journal and simply putting out an end-of-year statement. It would probably be easier. Although still an avid reader, what has changed is my reading preferences. As … Continue reading The Devil All the Time
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As bloggers, we all worry about plagiarism.
Whether we’ve accidentally plagiarized someone, whether taking this photo or that photo is stealing, whether someone’s blog design can be similar or stolen, whether having the same blog post ideas near the same time is weird, whether bloggers can truly be original. It’s very confusing, and I don’t think we talk about it often, so let’s talk about it: how fine a line is there between plagiarism and inspiration?
(Also, a brief hello to the 160+ blog followers I gained yesterday (and is still going steady)! I’m still a bit floored at how much my notifications were blowing up after getting featured on WordPress’s Discover page, and I feel slightly intimidated, but oh so thankful!)
I think we as bloggers are always a bit uneasy when it comes to plagiarism. Most of us have been taught outside of blogging that plagiarism is a…
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Although I try to keep my posts to writing/books/publishing in some form or another, occasionally, I must digress. This is one of those times. I have news. Actually, it's a secret I have been given the go ahead to share. Drum roll please... I am going to be blessed with another grandchild. My daughter Bear … Continue reading New Release… (of a different kind)
Synopsis: The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is upended when a shocking disaster takes the lives … Continue reading Did You Ever Have A Family
We all know that contracts of any type come with fine print. The small words with big meaning that are not intended to be read. Well, McDonald’s menu boards have it, too. I’ve been told this several times in the past, but did not believe it. Today, I stand before you to declare it is … Continue reading The Fine Print on a McDonald’s Menu Board
There is a certain level of honesty in even the most outrageous of facts. Here are a few to ponder... A. Asshole. Never use this word. It has been so overused it has had one of the S's squeezed out of it. Asshat and asswipe are worthy alternatives but sound rather tween-ish and are best suited … Continue reading The ABCs of Writing
Excuses, Reasons, and Distractions – And The Difference Between Them. I never pretend to be an expert on any topic related to writing nor is it my intention to be an expert. But for the knowledge I lack, I have lessons learned to even the playing field. Today’s post is about the reason(s) writers don’t … Continue reading Excuse? Reason? Distraction?