Just for Fun

Thanks for Coming to the Party!

I’m amazed at how many party animals showed up at my little shindig on Friday… and kept coming all weekend! Thanks for coming, and thanks for leaving your contact information. I hope you take advantage of it, visit blogs, follow people on Twitter, and make those connections with other writers! That was a fun party.…
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It’s a Blog Party!

So, it’s Friday and I just feel like hanging out, shootin’ the breeze, and getting to know everyone. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Come on in, grab a beverage (cooler’s over there) and start mingling. How do we do that on a blog? It’s easy. In the comments, leave your blog and/or website URL, Twitter…
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Special Sunday Extra

I just had to take a moment to tell everyone how much I’ve enjoyed reading your 100-word bios. If you haven’t read them, click on the comments for the post below. I’m impressed by the quality of writing overall, and amazed at some of the fascinating details shared. I’m so lucky to have such an…
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Wow, I did not expect such a response to today’s post about rejection letters. Hmm, I wonder why writers are interested in this topic? 😉 I’ll spend some time mulling your comments, suggestions and questions, and will probably write a follow-up post next week. Meanwhile, thanks for your comments. This really helps me understand what…
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Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is having a great Easter weekend. We’re having quite the snowfall today, several inches and still falling. Weird! But hey, it’s Colorado so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I’m writing this on my Blackberry so this is actually just a test post. Back tomorrow!
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By His Wounds We Are Healed

No regular post today in honor of Good Friday. Have a Happy Easter and I’ll see you on Monday. He was despised and rejected by men,a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.Like one from whom men hide their faceshe was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmitiesand carried our…
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Off to Seattle

Today I’m flying from Dallas to Seattle, where I’ll be this whole week. For the next five days, I’m posting previously written columns you may have missed. Most of the week we’ll be talking about platform. Hope you find this helpful!
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Special Sunday Post: Did You Know?

Take five minutes to watch this… I think you’ll be fascinated.
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Let’s Lighten Things Up!

A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell. She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.…
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Happy Presidents Day!

Did you know that the official designation of today’s holiday is Washington’s Birthday? (Not Presidents Day.) Read a long and involved explanation here. Whatever! Here are some presidential quotes for you today. In honor of all our Presidents. If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like…
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Two New Releases on Marriage

One thing I want to do more on the blog this year is let you know about new releases from WordServe clients. It’s more than just self-promotion and kudos to the author (although admittedly, that’s part of it). I also hope that by telling you a little about each book’s journey to publication, I can…
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Contest Finalists… and Holiday Schedule

Good morning and happy Hanukkah! We have contest finalists today… and we’re VOTING. A big thank-you to everyone who scribbled down the first thing that came to mind worked long and hard to compose your beauiful haiku for the 17 Syllables Contest. Here are the five I’ve chosen as finalists. VOTE IN THE SIDEBAR. One…
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We Have a Winner

THANKS to everyone for your jokes! They were SOOOO funny and I had lots of LOL moments, as I’m sure all the readers did. Thank you for contributing! (If you haven’t read the jokes, click here for Friday’s post and read the comments section. It’s hilarious!) It was *hard* picking a favorite, but I did.…
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I love words.

I love books and publishing and talking incessantly about them.

I love authors and all the intricacies of managing a writing life.

I sell. I negotiate. I coach. I brainstorm.

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