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Updating apps and understanding life through #AtoZChallenge

. . . —- Updating apps shows me even more memories I may or may not want to remember. Looking at Timehop inspired me to scroll through my apps. Early phone pages should be filled with oft-used, important apps.  Screens … Continue reading

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Dare: Are bloggers real writers? #AtoZChallenge

My name is Diana, and I am a writer. I state that up front because despite my published articles, books and national writing awards, some people still raise eyebrows at the thought of writing being a profession.  You know, those … Continue reading

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April 1: Art, Artists and #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to Day 1 of the AtoZ Blog Challenge. Today I feel more Zzzzzz than Awake. April is just one of those busy months. And, really, how did it become the 4th month already? I’m distracted with inconveniences today, not … Continue reading

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Writing goals are achievable through #ROW80

“Art is the triumph over chaos.”~John Cheever, American writer It has taken me, what, 3 years to finally believe that I can do this. Do what?  Everything. Okay, maybe not everything, like walking through a pit of snakes, but my … Continue reading

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Why you should not make New Year’s Resolutions

“It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”~Jenn Proske, Canadian actress Why wait for a new year to make a new you? ‘Tis the season for reflection and afterthought and future goals. John McCarthy over … Continue reading

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Will I lose my writing groups when I move?

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.”~Hubert H. Humphrey, American politician I need not have worried about losing my writing groups when I move away. Last week, I informed John, the moderator of my Deadwood … Continue reading

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Five prompts to smack down Writer’s Block

“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”~Gale Sayers, American athlete I was going to write about Writer’s Block, but I have writer’s block.  Small, random prompts … Continue reading

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What is the key to balancing social media?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”~Nelson Mandela, S. African statesman Yesterday, I was reminded why I dis-Like Facebook: I spend too much d@=# time on it. I have a social media schedule, one that continues to evolve. For now, … Continue reading

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Writing productivity with #ROW80 for this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Oh, I’m so glad you made it. This is so bizarre, isn’t it? A coffeeshop inside a movie theater, and not just a counter but a real sit-down coffeeshop with tables and pastries and you … Continue reading

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Be accountable for your writing: my #ROW80 Round 3 goals

“I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”~Winston Churchill, English statesman Here we go again. A Round of Words in 80 Days, Round 3 for 2016 runs from July 4 – Sept 22, 2016. … Continue reading

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Hopeful or hopeless: this week’s #ROW80 post

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment.”~Buddha, Hindu leader Where did I leave off with A Round of Words in 80 Days? I totally lost sight of my … Continue reading

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Five important social media protocol to remember, plus 1

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.”~Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader Social media: think you know everything? I don’t, but I thought I knew more than I did. Tonight’s Emerging Writer’s Workshop … Continue reading

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Belittled and empowered at #BEA16

I promise I will write about the positive things that came from BookExpo America and BookCon, but right now, I have to get a peeve off my chest, an moment that both belittled and empowered me in the same moment. … Continue reading

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The good and the bad: reflections on #AtoZChallenge

“Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.”~Vanessa Hudgens, American actress This year’s A to Z Blog Challenge was just that: a challenge. I’m reading a lot of posts from … Continue reading

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A fishy Easter #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Wasn’t that coffee tasting fun? I know, you may not be such a Starbucks supporter, but these monthly events are now something my husband and I look forward to. So far, I’ve learned that I … Continue reading

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