Do You Know Your Worth?

It doesn't matter how long I've been doing something, there is always more to learn or better ways to implement that knowledge. I used to tell my kids to learn from my mistakes, as there are plenty of opportunities to make their own without repeating mine. With that in mind, here's my latest opportunity for …

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Becoming #Hashkickers: how to use hashtags like a boss

My friend, Tex, suggested hashkickers while helping me come up with a title for the presentation I gave last Saturday at Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference. I think she said it in jest, as we are in Texas and you know what we're known for kicking, but the more I thought about it the more …

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Reconnaissance Work–Hospital Security

Since my primary work-in-progress (WIP) is a medical thriller, I use every visit to every hospital to research setting and security. Today was one of those days. One of my husband's duties as a ministry intern while in seminary is to visit church members in the hospital. Since I know two of the three people …

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Researching WWII Children

I am the first to admit that I can justify almost any form of procrastination, but my hands-down favorite is research! This became such a problem while in graduate school that one of my professors made me parrot "It's not done, it's only due" every time she saw me about campus. I had missed too many …

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