Tag Archives: happiness

2017 Top 5: #1- Fading Colors

The top post of 2017 originally went live on February 2. What was once vivid Has faded into the bleak Bright colors of youth Have lost their luster And continue draining As the days go by Is it the world … Continue reading

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Creating Emotions in Fiction

For many authors, one of the most important goals of writing a story is creating an emotional response in the reader.  It covers the entire range from anger to relief to happiness.  I’m sure most avid readers have had a … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Maintaining a Happy Marriage in a World of Magic & Monsters

Marriages are rare in adventure stories, but only because it’s hard to swashbuckle and disarm traps while cleaning the oven.  That and authors seem to love killing off a spouse to get the survivor riled up.  Tradition, thy name is … Continue reading

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Fading Colors

What was once vivid Has faded into the bleak Bright colors of youth Have lost their luster And continue draining As the days go by Is it the world around me Or my own eyes have glazed? Cataracts of pessimism … Continue reading

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Top of 2016 #6: Questions 3: Stuck in the Emotions

(Originally posted HERE.) First, I’m pretty sure this guy runs the show in my head most of the time.  Occasionally, Sadness knocks him out of the way and you can tell what movie my son watches about once a week. … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Make an Author Smile

Being an author can be thankless at times.  You toil over your book, fatigue over edits, stress over publishing, and go nuts over promoting.  All for even one sale or a review that will make you happy.  Just something to … Continue reading

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At the Whim of Weather

One of the most difficult things about being an author is factoring in the weather.  At least for me, this can determine my energy, mood, drive, and all the other internal requirements for getting any work done.  If it’s too … Continue reading

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