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New Features

Typepad has done this amazingly cool thing which allows bloggers to create their own pages now.  I’ve been waiting for a feature like this.  Truthfully, I haven’t really, because I didn’t know it was possible, being the non-techie type that I am.  But I have been trying to figure out where to place some of […]

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The Power of Story

This is an article that talks about the power of story and attempts to define story. The power of story, and how story can even save your life, happens to be one of my favorite topics. I think stories may even be capable of saving the world. Stories shape our lives. If you are involved […]

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Short and Sweet or SEO?

We all know Seth Godin is a god (its even part of his name).  I’ve been reading his free e-books on blogging and making lenses on Squidoo.  (Go here to find them.) Seth talks about making blog entries short and sweet.  Good strategy.  What I find very interesting, though, is the contrast between the blog-writing […]

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Burning Questions

Lost in Translation was on some random cable channel last night (its probably always on some random cable channel somewhere).  Love that movie.  Though I still want to know: What does Bill Murray whisper in Scarlett Johansen’s ear at the end?

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Beginnings

My friend Sue (one of my Nashville peeps) and I have both recently started re-writing our novels.  Today she emailed me and asked what I knew about first chapters.   I told her one thing I know about first chapters is that they are hard–hard because a first chapter is the foundation for everything that is […]

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