Some of My Favorite Southern Expressions

My great grandma’s name was Edna, but everybody called her Miss Sweet. She was known mainly for her skills in the kitchen. The woman could fix anything. She used only fresh ingredients and we went to market almost everyday. When my sister and I walked a’piece, to “town” with Mama Sweet, we wore our sun […]

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Are You a Listener or a Reader?

I have a habit of saying, “I read that book,” but what I really mean is I listened to that book. I discovered books-on-tape in my local library two decades ago. Often, as many as 18 cassette tapes would sit inside the clunky black cases holding a world of prose from every genre. Let me tell […]

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Add Glitter To Old Stories

  It’s time to go back and revisit those old short stories and novels you wrote years ago and tucked away. Did you print them as hard copies, stick them in an envelope, and place them on the back of the shelf? Or, did you remove them from your hard drive and place them on […]

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Blogs Are a Display Case for Our Work

All Indie authors struggle with the vicious cycle of writing, publishing, marketing, blogging, tweeting, and starting the cycle all over again. The struggle doesn’t end unless you want to write one book, get it out of your system, and be done. For those of us who enjoy the craft, we must continue the cycle and […]

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