Monthly Archives: January 2013

Take time to consider

It takes time to succeed, because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well.  Joseph Ross My mother died in May of 2005. I would like to say that my Mom and I were always close … Continue reading

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Sometimes we get a second chance, but why wait?

I used to work a job as a counselor for a group of delinquent teenagers at a day camp. Many days I felt like a beacon showing them the way. Other days I was searching for a beacon. These were … Continue reading

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Be Authentic

The fake girlfriend of Manti Te’o reminds me of the reality show Catfish. The host of this show tracks down a culprit in an online dating relationship to see if he or she is the person they are portraying in … Continue reading

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Live the Moment

When I first started writing my book back in 2007 it seemed like a process with no end. I was working fulltime as a night auditor; days were for sleeping and nights, after my work was done, were for writing. … Continue reading

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Platonic Relationships with the Opposite Sex: Are They Possible?

Are platonic relationships like fairy tales and wishing wells: real only in the mind? Some say it is possible for men and women to be just friends as long as bodies don’t collide and minds don’t wander down dark halls … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Michelle Stimpson.com:
In the past eight years, I’ve been around the block a few times with publishers. Four different publishers, to be exact. Below are a few of the lessons about publishing contracts that I’ve learned…

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Should Others Read our Work Before Publication?

One of the first poems I wrote was in fourth grade. Our church was having some kind of youth event and I stood proudly in front of the grinning crowd and belted out my own work. I got a standing … Continue reading

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