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Dazzling Dialogue—Part VI

Change it up. Do something different. Be true to the POV character and who they are interacting with. Sometimes, life hits us with the unexpected. Put that in your dialogue. At times, something comes out of left field. We’ve never thought of it that way before. Insert these techniques into your dialogue to make the characters’ conversations sizzle, sparkle, and shine. Dazzle your readers with blazing exchanges. Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

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New Beginnings and Established Blessings—Part IV

Can you believe that the first month of 2018 is almost over? This is actually the fourth week of the new year already. Because New Year’s Day was a Monday, this is the fourth week of the month. Last week, I shared three things our pastor spoke on early in the month. What do you: 1) want to leave behind from 2017; 2) want to be free from; and 3) want to lay hold of or receive for 2018? Click to Tweet #newbeginnings2018 #establishedblessings2018 #amwriting

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Heart Full of Love––Part IV

Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you,” says the LORD of heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” Click to Tweet #WindowsofHeaven #PourOutBlessings #HeartFullOfLove

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Heart Full of Love – Part II

It’s almost hard to believe, but I’ve been married thirty years. Wow! To the most wonderful and precious man in all the world––for me! I’ve talked about him before on this blog, but I want to especially share him with you this week. Last Tuesday, I talked about my sister.

This week, I’m talking about my husband.

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Heart Full of Love––Part I

I’m sitting here at the outside table with my SISTER! One I didn’t even know I had until March of this this year. #sistersmeetingfor1sttime

This is an amazing experience for me. I grew up with an older brother, also adopted.

I was never going to do it. My whole life, I’ve said, “I’m never going to seek out my birth mother. What if she never told anyone about me? I could end up ruining her life. That’s the last thing I want to do.”

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Writing Your Story from the Middle––Part V

How do you create a “mirror moment for our lead character? Ask your character a series of questions, and their answers will help you create their “mirror moment.” Click to Tweet #amwriting #writefromthemiddle

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Attitude Check

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When I compare this Fall with last Fall, there’s so much difference, it’s hard to explain. Last year, I had one disappointing circumstance after another. When I look back, there was only one or two really “good” things I could point to that brought me joy.

I was frustrated. When things don’t go the way we’d like them to, we feel unsatisfied. That was the story of my life last year.

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