New Year’s Resolutions in February

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Considering how many of us make New Year's Resolutions only to ignore them, I thought maybe it would all work out a bit better making February Resolutions. I love the idea of setting new goals as a New Year rolls around again, Welcome, 2020. However, I’ve had it with the most often repeated and popular ...

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The Perception of Parents As Parents

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Three generations I read some research on children and parents that has kept me thinking about myself, my children and parents, and bringing it up with others. There were two major points. One, children perceive their parents as the parents they were, raising their family. I've often felt that way that my children still relate ...

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Take a Hike

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I love walking and I do that regularly, but when I have tried going to the next level of hiking, I have not done so well. It turns out; I am not the only one. “I was in such a rut of working, cooking, eating, talking, sleeping and working,” says Katherine, age 55, “I wanted ...

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Give Yourself a Writer’s Gift: Apply For A Writing Residency

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Each Wurlitzer Foundation fellow in Taos, New Mexico receives his or her own private casita, which provided me with the opportunity to retreat to complete one book and begin another.  There are many different kinds of artistic residencies -- the arts, music, performance -- you just need to know where to look for offerings in ...

How To Connect With The Perfect Literary Agent and Publisher

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The query letter is the way to connect projects with agents, publications, and publishers, with the payoff of positive results. Without sending a query, you cannot receive a “No, thank you” or a “Yes, I will gladly review your work.” It is a one-page letter encouraging publishers, agents, and editors to read and consider your fiction ...