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Find the right title for your story

Find the right title for your story

We had a great Write Your Life Story – The Basics workshop on Saturday where thirteen enthusiastic writers learned about organizing their work, generating story ideas, blocking out a story, revising, proofreading and much, much more.   One thing we touched on was how to come up with a good title for your story. Today, let’s take a better look at…

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They came, they learned, they wrote…

They came, they learned, they wrote…

Thirteen members participated in the Write Your Life Story – The Basics workshop on Saturday, September 8th. Click here to see photographs of the event. We began the day with a writing exercise everyone used to introduce themselves and talk more about what motivates them to put words to paper. Some said they write in hopes of  publication, some write…

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Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories Exhibit

At the Amelia Island Genealogical Society a few weeks back, a woman mentioned the Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories exhibit traveling the United States. I looked into it and found that Florida was one of the tour’s early stops. The Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, Florida, is currently hosting the exhibit through October 13th. This is how the Smithsonian…

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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Last week Bob and I spent a few days at the beach in conjunction with a talk I gave to members of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society. (To view photos of this event, click here.) We relaxed and spent time with our good friend Liam, and by slowing down and experiencing a new place, I was reminded of how important…

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Cruise Ship Cabins

Cruise Ship Cabins

Cruise ship cabins ain’t what they used to be It’s been twenty-five years since I’ve been on a cruise, and times have certainly changed. Back then, I paid extra for a cabin with a porthole and got an eight to twelve-inch glass window so thick I couldn’t see anything out of it. The many options for cabins now available make…

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Looking for a good book…

Looking for a good book…

My mother loves to read, and she gets all of her books from a nearby library. She lives in a small town in South Louisiana where all the librarians know her and the types of books she likes to read. When a new book comes in they think she would like, they set it aside for her. They have also…

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Full speed ahead

Full speed ahead

Preparation for the Writing the Waves cruise in May 2013 is traveling full speed ahead with people reserving their spots at the writing table and selecting from the best cabins available. Don’t miss the boat. (Sorry about all the nautical puns. I couldn’t help myself.) If you’d like to know more about the cruise and get all your questions answered,…

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The Rosary

The Rosary

Last week in South Louisiana, I had a pleasant surprise when Mary Prudhomme came by to visit. Mary has been my parents’ next door neighbor for years. She and her husband Blue raised their two daughters, Chris and Sue, in the house down the street from our home. Once I moved to Florida, I didn’t see much of Mary anymore,…

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In my mother’s closet

In my mother’s closet

Bob and I are in South Louisiana visiting my parents and other family members this week. In the room where we’re staying, my mother has a large, walk-in closet which holds a lifetime of memories. Each piece on those shelves has a story, and the fact it has survived all these years confirms its importance to my mother. It made…

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