Month: September 2016

Act-Dream-Believe

When I stand at water’s edge and look out into the ocean, I feel tiny and insignificant. Then I think of Anatole France‘s quote and believe I can be or do anything, everything. Don’t you?

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They Steal Our Hearts and then …

We lose them. If you’ve owned a dog, you know what I mean. You invest time, energy, money, and love. They fill your heart to overflowing, yours day with laughter. Then one day your beloved pet journeys over… Read More

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Turkey – 1, Chicken Wrangler Sara – 0

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara I believe I mentioned in last week’s post that turkeys are not very smart. This is only half true.  They are smart enough to figure out how to get out of their… Read More

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How’s your writing schedule compare to Henry Miller’s?

In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, Miller devised and adhered to a stringent daily routine to propel his writing. While working on his first published novel, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller devised… Read More

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The Romance Genre Part 2

As defined in my last post  on the romance genre, a romance novel centers on the developing relationship of two people, culminating with a happy ending. Length can vary from 25,000 (Novella) to 75,000+ words (Single Title). The… Read More

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Talking Turkey

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara A friend of ours recently borrowed our incubator to hatch turkey eggs. In exchange, we received two turkey chicks called poults.  What a deal! We figured it couldn’t be very different from… Read More

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11 Commandments for Writers

Writers are always seeking tips on how to be more productive. I’m no exception. A recent web search turned up this interesting list of commandments from Henry Miller (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980). By the way, not only… Read More

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September 11, 2001 and December 7, 1941: Days of Infamy

On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, “a date which will live in infamy.” December 7 and the words of his Infamy Speech have become synonymous with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Within… Read More

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I Do Like Them Sam I Am

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara When we lived in Mexico, we enjoyed the mangos very much.  They were manilla mangos,  which are unavailable here in the US.  The closest we can get is an Ataulfo mango. At… Read More

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