Bibliotherapy

This is so true…it will give you hope!

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Read the book that’s best for you. 

If you’re living with depression, read a novel about depression. If you’re heartbroken, read a novel about unrequited love. If you’re feeling suicidal or hopeless, read a depressing poetry collection, and in a weird way, it’ll give you some hope. And that’s what literature is all about, understanding and knowing that your pain, your suffering is universal.

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Courage…a poem

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about courage.  The book is slowly coming along.  I am almost at the end.  Slowly I write.  Cheers!

It takes all my courage

To face my fears.

Sometimes I just hold my breath

And do what I have to do.

Sometimes I bury that fear so deep

That I am not aware of it.

But I fear.  Daily I fear.

Now I trust in myself.

And I trust in God.

That trust runs deep.

No one is interested in me.

No one notices me.

What a relief!

It was all so real before.

But it was like a dream.

Not real.  Real is now.

Real is that no one is interested in me.

No one.  No one.

I am alone.

Theo… a poem

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about Theo the second section of her book called Martha.  I am still working on a subtitle.  I’ll keep you posted.  Cheers!

Theo.

A time of fear.  A time of love.

You gave me the confidence to step out.

To step out while I feared.

You made me smile.  You made me laugh.

The joy I felt helped ease the fear.

The joy I felt gave me confidence.

The joy, Theo, the joy!

How to avoid embarrassing grammar mistakes?

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A Revlon.

I wish I knew. 

Thank God for grammar programs and Beta readers. Because I make mistakes every time I write, and lots of them. Maybe all the social media short hand is to blame, or maybe the slang we fall back on. But I do know for me grammar is hard work.

A recent post by Christina DesMarais on the 43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Makeis terrific. So I thought I’d it share with you guys because I can’t be the only writer who struggles with grammar. Except for maybe my daughter and my sister. They are two grammar nerds that are always nipping at my writing, the little know-it-all.

What I like most is Christina picks words and phrases that even seasoned writers often get wrong. I’ve seen a few of these in books by well-known writers. Uh, no I’m not going to name names.

Even…

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How to find the write answers at the right time

Thought you might be interested in this post…

Stop struggling to write and wait.

Or write something else, or read.

That’s right, sometimes you just have to wait for the answer to find you. If you know me, waiting is not my strong suit. Sigh…

I’d been struggling, writing and rewriting a specific scene. I bet I’ve rewritten that one scene twelve ways to Sunday and wasn’t happy with either of them. The more I struggled to find the answer the more mired in the mud I got, unable to move past that scene. Google didn’t even help.

What to do, what to do?   And then just when it looked darkest…

A wonderful blogger/writer came to my rescue. God, I love y’all!

BECCA PUGLISI over at Writers Helping Writers posted a terrific article that pulled my WIP right back on track.

Today I spent all morning mapping out the rest of my story. Have I decided on which of the twelve scenes I’m going to…

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How to Overcome FOMO as an Independent Author

Interesting!

A Writer's Path

by Kate Colby

How Indie Authors Get FOMO

If you choose the path of independent publishing, you’ll quickly learn that you have a lot of responsibilities. You’ll need to write your book, manage the editing, cover design, and formatting, and handle the publishing and marketing. While you can (and should!) hire professional help, in the end, you’re the one who makes the big decisions. This pressure alone can make you feel like you have to be a super human to make it as an author.

The good news? There are thousands of books, podcasts, blogs, and other resources ready to help you in your journey. The bad news? Each one exalts a different method of writing, publishing, and/or marketing – and new tactics emerge almost daily.

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“Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body” by Roxane Gay

Interesting. ..

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          “When I was twelve years old I was raped and then I ate and ate and ate to build my body into a fortress. I was a mess and then I grew up and away from that terrible day and became a different kind of mess – a woman doing the best she can to love well and be loved well, to live well and be human and good. 
          I am as healed as I am ever going to be. I have accepted that I will never be the girl I could have been if, if, if. I am still haunted. I still have flashbacks that are triggered by the most unexpected things. I don’t like being touched by people with whom I do not share specific kinds of intimacy. I am suspicious of groups of men, particularly when I…

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