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Deal a Story and GO WILD with ideas!

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When I play with the Deal a Story Brain-Storming Card Game by Sue Viders, I end up with a wide variety of emotions. Today, the first hand I drew made me literally laugh out loud! Another one made me totally puzzled. Another one had me intrigued. I think the reactions and feelings are as endless as the possible stories that can come out of using this game, or as we refer to it, this writer’s tool. (Here is a sample random draw:) The idea is to pick one of sixteen cards in each group: Hero, Heroine, Villain, Plot, and Genre; and...

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Chapter 15 Changed My Life Forever

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Almost seven years ago, my then fiance and I published a book. In the process, I did a final proof edit and stopped dead in my tracks with Chapter 15. No longer an editor, I was just a woman working her process. I don't have to take this book down off my shelf to remember what it was all about. I have told the story countless times. This is one of the most important books of my life, and I will remember and feel the effects on my life until the day I die. This is what I wrote to...

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Before She Dies; After We Die

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Before She Dies; After We Die  We are all saying that our friend is dying. Yes, a woman with pancreatic cancer knows her end is near and she is facing her mortality. But as she is dying, she is really living. She lives each moment knowing each one counts. Her grace and dignity inspire me. Our conversation today was meaningful and deep, yet at the same time, light and airy. Dying is a process of letting go. She is letting go of her judgments. She is letting go of her attachment to her earthly belongings. She is letting go of...

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There are college courses on relationships!

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This is wonderful news! Read this article: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/6968834/ns/us_news-education/t/colleges-offer-classes-relationships/#.VGBFTPnF-Sp.  Imagine these professors and students using the poster, The Path to Healthy Relationships, as a tool in their discussions and reflections. It is also exciting to learn there is an International Association for Relationship Research. To have the emotional intelligence required for a healthy relationship starts with the knowledge of what a healthy relationship is in the first place! I wish I would have had a course in college when I went to school in the late sixties! I do remember taking a class called Marriage and Family in the Social Work Department, and what I got out...

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How Often Do You Search Quotations?

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My husband and I love quotations and keep a little hand-written book of our favorite quotations. I can't count the times I have gone to the Internet and done a search for a quotation on a certain subject. So imagine our delight to publish Karen Speerstra's book, Questions Writers Ask: Wise, Whimsical, and Witty Answers from the Pros. The 6000 quotations are listed in a conversational manner as if you've gathered the writers in a room and they are responding to one another—and you are a mouse in the corner. I love this book. I think every writer should have this...

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