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U is for Uncouth #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. U is for Uncouth . This character lacks the most common of social graces. They may eat with their mouth open, laugh loudly, scratch themselves in public, or not respect other people’s privacy. Uncouth characters can be offensive without realizing it. Others may see them as not just uncouth but unintelligent though the lack of social skills doesn’t have to correlate with their smarts. Looking for an example? Here are two from the animated world – Barney from the TV show The Simpsons and Shrek from the Shrek movies. Neither thinks anything about belching in public and their personal h...
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S is for Stubborn #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. S is another of the letters with many character flaws. S could be for Selfish, Scatterbrained, Sleazy, Stingy, Subservient, Superstitious, Spoiled, and Suspicious. Oh, so many good choices. I went with S is for Stubborn for that person with unwilling to change their attitude or position on something, despite good arguments or reasons to do so. These flawed individuals often push people to the breaking point with their inability to meet others halfway. They may struggle with adaptability and may not be able to view issues or problems from other angles. Once they pick a course of acti...
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Q is Questioning #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. Q is for Questioning . Like an annoying toddler who peppers you with questions, some adults keep up this habit. They question everything someone does or says. They may interrupt people rather than wait for that person to finish their thoughts. They may sound like they are questioning what you are doing is “correct”. This can be annoying or helpful. This character could simply be inquisitive with a thirst for knowledge and knowing how things work. They could be nosy and want to learn everything about you. Or they could be interested in what you have to say. It all depends on how they...
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O is for Obsessive #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. O is for Obsessive . This character becomes fixated on something or perhaps someone. Their deep fear of failure may drive their obsession. They can be obsessed on getting good grades, so no one is disappointed in them. Or they can be an obsessive neat freak who fears germs. And then there is the person who falls “in love” with someone they may not even know and decide that they will make the other person fall in love with them. Obsessive characters are driven and focused. Someone passionately following an idea can be the one to make a scientific discovery or perhaps even a medical c...
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M is for Materialistic #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. A lot of character flaws start with M including manipulative, martyr, macho, melodramatic, mischievous and morbid, but I went with M is for Materialistic . This character is overly concerned with acquiring material things. They may think one’s value depends on what he or she owns. Materialist characters take their image seriously, so they often are well-groomed. Their need to keep up with other can make them competitive in other areas too. These characters are rarely satisfied with what they have and are always wanting more, more, more. The high they get from a purchase may only las...
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When life hands you a new Star Wars trailer….

I’m admitting it now. Not that I’ve ever hid it, really. I am now, and always will be, a Star Wars fan. I was 9 when the first one came out. We went to a drive in, and I didn’t pull my eyes from the screen until my dad drove us off the lot. What I’d seen was, to me, pure magic. For two hours, I was able to forget everything I was going through and go someplace where there was hope. I even like the prequels! The new movies! I cried for days after ‘The Last Jedi’ whenever I thought of the ending. Simply because Luke has always been my favorite character. I’ve never made it to Star Wars Celebration. Life goals, I know. LOL. Our kids are getting older, so maybe the next one. It’s starting to be ...
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Cover Reveal for “The Eighth”

“I’m going to die tonight.” Esme, the Order’s current alterni, wields magic she barely understands.  This is not her world. These are not her people.  Whenever she closes her eyes, she relives battles with a thousand malevolenci demons.  And tonight, she knows this could be the end. King Owen Lord is responsible for summoning Esme...... Continue Reading → Original link
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L is for Lazy #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. L is for Lazy . These characters do not have the energy or inclination to work or exercise. They may be found plopped in front of the TV – perhaps in dirty clothes if they have run out of clean ones. They could have poor eating habits or poor hygiene. Lazy characters tend to be easygoing and rarely “rock the boat” (as that takes too much effort). But because they are more concerned with conserving energy, they probably are not the most dependable people, unable to pull their own weight, and have a poor work ethic. To overcome this characteristic, the character would need to recogniz...
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J is for Judgmental #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. J is for Judgmental. This person is inclined to judge people harshly and unfavorably. They may only be able to see things as black and white, right and wrong. And they tend to make snap judgement about people, putting them in to categories and focusing on their flaws rather than their attributes. The positive side of someone who is judgmental is this person is often willing to speak up which can lead to open discussions rather than let dissatisfaction fester. But because they think they are right, they will say things they believe to be true even if it is unpopular or hurtful. These...
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G is for Guillible #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. G is Gullible. Oh the naive character who believes anything you tell them. They may be kind and generous with a great deal of empathy, but their blind belief in the good of people makes them an easy mark. Trust and generosity are positive traits but not when they are taken too far. Other characters see the gullible one as weak and foolish. The way a gullible character can change their way is an unfortunate encounter with a liar. Only then can they realize the need for common sense to temper their inherent trust and gullibility. Previous A to Z Challenge Posts A is for Argumentative ...
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F is for Frivolous #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. There were so many character flaws that started with F – fanatical, flaky, foolish, forgetful, and fussy, but I went with F is for Frivolous . Your carefree character takes nothing serious; their only concern is having fun. A frivolous character will avoid confrontation, work and responsibility. They care more about living in the moment. They may be carefree with their spending. The upside of a frivolous person is they are the life of the party. They are friendly, outgoing and open-minded. This type of person can be good at keeping the peace and defusing tension. But their irrespons...
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D is for Disorganized #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. If you are here looking for my typical writing/publishing/marketing topic, it isn’t here today. Instead this month you get twenty six posts that can help you develop your characters.   D could be for defensive, devious, dishonest or even disrespectful. Oh so many character flaws begin with the letter D, but I have picked Disorganized . Someone who is not organized may not be as serious as yesterday’s flaw of callous, but it can certainly be annoying. A disorganized person may just be lazy or perhaps they just live in the moment. Or perhaps they are extremely smart, and their mind ju...
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B is for Bossy #AtoZChallenge


For this year’s A to Z Challenge , I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need. B is for B ossy. Some people are fond of giving people orders. They want everything their own way. Bossy people tend to take charge and speak their minds. They don’t take no for an answer. Typically, many people refer to women as being bossy. But those same traits in a man would not be looked at in the same way. Men would be called “strong” and “determined” and would be considered a leader with those same traits. But not everyone who is bossy is a good leader. Sometimes these people ignore boundaries, assume they know what is best, and push their own beliefs onto others. They get wh...
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Happy anniversary to my followers!

According to WordPress, I started this blog 7 years ago today. When I began, I was beyond clueless about what to do with a blog. Seriously wet behind the ears! For some people, seven years is nothing. A drop in the bucket. I’ve found that, as I get older, time seems to move differently. What seems like yesterday is years ago, and I can barely remember what occurred this past Monday. I’m not getting senile. LOL. It’s more that the day to day life doesn’t stand out as much as the big things. A lot has happened since I started writing this. Both in my professional life, and my personal one. I have 21 books up for sale. My kids have gone from grade school to high school and college. We’ve lost, ...
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Six reasons I didn’t get my post done for today

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I even had a topic for today’s blog, but I just ran out of time to actually write it. Here are some of the reasons why… PTA Festival I am in the midst of organizing our biggest PTA fundraiser of the year – a four-hour long spring festival. Employee Search I’ve been searching through a mountain of resumes trying to weed out the horrible ones so my husband can find an new office assistant. Cold I’ve had a cold since last Thursday. When I am not napping, I have been doing all those other things. PTA Budget It is the time of year for each PTA to propose a budget for next year. As treasurer, I am in charge of the one for the middle school, but then again as president (and former treasurer) for th...
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Quote of the Week – March 27

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop Original link
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Teaching our kids to not spend more money than they have


Not all children get an allowance but one of the reasons we began giving Jase and Lexie one is to teach them about money. They need to learn about saving and not spending more than you have/make. Each week, they get a small amount put on their FamZoo debt card . While they do not get paid for general chores such as keeping their room clean, putting away laundry, or emptying the dishwasher, we do offer them other opportunities to earn additional money such as mowing the grass or working at my husband’s law firm. Jase is good about knowing how much he has in his account and carefully considering a purchase beforehand. He likes keeping a larger amount of money on hand and often is willing to do...
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Let’s talk about reviews

So, I should be writing. I really should. On an actual book and not this blog. But something came to my mind and I had to share it here. Currently, I have the file for ‘Guarding Connor’ open on my laptop. This would be the 4th book in The Waystation Guardians series. Honestly, there could be another 4 or 5 books in the series. I love the world and characters enough to extend it out that far. It’s open, but I’m not working on it. Instead, I’m contemplating making this the last book in the series. Why? Why end a series after 4 books that could go so much farther? Why end a series that has characters and a world I enjoy working with? Because I can’t get reviews to save my soul. ‘Guarding Charon...
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Why, yes. My books are on KU!

Happy Saturday! Today, dice will roll in our house. Saturday is our weekly D&D game. My husband and I have played, either together or separately, since the game first came out in the 1970’s. Both of our children have played. No, it doesn’t promote demonic worship or anything like that. What it does is teach tactics, problem solving, and encourages us to think beyond what we see. It’s a weekly exercise in imagination. Something that an author desperately needs to hone on a regular basis. Anyway, I had someone on twitter (go follow @ConstantlyCrav1 on Twitter. They’re amazing people!) ask if any of their active followers had books on Kindle Unlimited. If you don’t know what KU is, the program’...
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My #AtoZChallenge topic for this year


This year is the 10th anniversary of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, and my sixth year doing the challenge. For those of you, who haven’t heard about it, the A to Z challenge is a challenge for bloggers to post every day in April (except Sundays). Every day (Monday through Saturday) is matched with a letter of the alphabet. On the first day, you write about a topic that begins with A, the next day B and so on. Now the organizers suggest you come up with a theme to help you get through the challenge. The first year, I didn’t pick a theme. The next year, I did a theme of TV shows followed by characters in 2016, antagonists in 2017 and last year it was songs about magic. The key is to pick somet...
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