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Archive for Tag: Chicken Soup for the Soul

Careless Criticism: Things We Say to Our Kids

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 by   12 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Before I jump into The Naked Truth about “Careless Criticism: Things We Say to Our Kids,” I must extend thanks to Cathy C. Hall for hosting me on her blog yesterday. I never miss Cathy’s blog posts, and I was thrilled when she invited me to answer a few questions about Ricard Writing & Editing. [Read more…]

Deadlines: A Thanksgiving Tale

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

For writers like me who find ways to procrastinate that would make even teenage boys envious, deadlines are not just a good thing—they’re a great thing. Deadlines keep me on task and ensure that whatever needs to be done will be done in the necessary amount of time. That is, um, unless it isn’t.  Such [Read more…]

I’m Sending Queries (or Why My Local Grocer is Out of Wine)

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

“I’m sending queries.” Look at that simple phrase. It’s kind of cute, isn’t it? Three little words just sitting on the page looking all optimistic and accomplished. But just like Cher’s get-up at the 1986 Academy Awards, it takes a lot of man hours to make it happen. As if battling the fear of rejection [Read more…]

I’m in the Soup! Just Us Girls and Friendship

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

I’m proud to announce that my story, “The Call,” is in the new book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls. My byline is in good company, as my writer friends Sioux Roslawski and Linda O’Connell also have stories in the book. I’m proud to be ‘in the Soup’ with such talented writers. If [Read more…]

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