“A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush”

by Neva Bodin I often think of old sayings or proverbs with nostalgia as my parents had a few they used frequently. I had heard some of them over several years before that “ah-ha” moment of discerning their meaning. One was when my dad mentioned someone looked unkempt or “tough” as it was known then, … Continue reading “A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush”


My Downtown Memories by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Thanks to Mike Staton’s post  here for inspiring this. When I was growing up in the 1960’s, my family was living in Tucson, Arizona, and a trip downtown was exciting because we had to drive through a large tunnel in order to get there. Dad or Mother kept honking the horn, as we drove through, … Continue reading My Downtown Memories by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Look! It’s the yellow arches

This post is written by Mike Staton. Remember the advice to Dorothy? Follow the Yellow Brick Road. For me, follow the asphalt road to the yellow arches of McDonald’s. OK you can stop laughing. I mean it. Stop that belly laugh… now! Thank you. Let me explain – hopefully. Trips to McDonald’s encompass some pleasant … Continue reading Look! It’s the yellow arches

Find an Editor to Fit Your Budget

  Post by Cole Smith   You've run through your manuscript so many times, you can't keep all the revisions straight! Which version of the restaurant scene did you decide to keep? Is the dog's name Frisco or Elmo? And which of your characters' bad habits need to go? (Mine are always leaning against things!) … Continue reading Find an Editor to Fit Your Budget

A Wrong Righted

 Posted by Renee Kimball Gray’s Anatomy was published for the first time in 1858.   What later was to become known as the “Bible of the medical profession,” has been continually published for over 150 years with almost no changes.  Certainly, an achievement for any book, much less a medical reference text. In 2008, Dr. Ruth … Continue reading A Wrong Righted

Because I Said So! by Cher’ley

   This Blog  by Cher'ley Grogg As many of you know, I am now in charge of my great-grandchildren, for how long I don't know, but my grandson is on a solitary journey of being in the military and caring for a 2 1/2 and a 1-year-old. So far I have not said, "Because I said … Continue reading Because I Said So! by Cher’ley

Background Research Fun: Marketing Via Sensory Input

By N. M. Cedeño         Did you ever go into a grocery store and smell cooking bacon as you passed by the area where bacon was for sale? Or step into the baked goods sections and inhale the aroma of baking bread? Did you know that many grocery stores purposely “pipe in” … Continue reading Background Research Fun: Marketing Via Sensory Input

My Other Life

By S. J. Brown All of my online friends know I am a wildlife photographer and Author. Hubby and I travel quite a lot and visit out of the way places to get close to critters. What few people realize is I have a day job. For years hubby has asked me to quit my … Continue reading My Other Life

Tips on Creating Characters—in Writing, Not Parenting.

By Neva Bodin I am reading a book on mistakes fiction writers make. So far I have learned to not model a character after a real person who may be too dull. Imagine, me, a real character, dull! Ha. I do know some real characters who are not dull, and do not lead dull lives. … Continue reading Tips on Creating Characters—in Writing, Not Parenting.

Let’s go downtown

This post by Mike Staton. # # # Remember these lyrics? When you’re alone, and life is making you lonely You can always go Downtown. When you got worries, all the noise and the hurry Seems to help, I know. Downtown. Need a hint? Petula Clark. The British singer recorded Downtown way back in 1964, … Continue reading Let’s go downtown