Monthly Archives: July 2013

Author, Playright, and Artist. Who is she?

The woman behind the curtain. Who is she? I started my writing career when I still lived in Kansas, therefore references to The Wizard of Oz are to be expected. When my debut novel, Bayou Born, was in production, an … Continue reading

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What is an “Echo?” Tips To Axe These Repeat Offenders

I found this post helpful. The links are interesting, especially after reading a blog post by the Editors of the Wild Rose Press about “nails on a chalkboard” phrases. One editor said she made an author remove “that” from a … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is… YOU

Do you see yourself as a winner? Do you feel energized and engaged in your daily adventure? What gets you out of bed each morning? Does it bring you joy? How do you become the Star in the movie of … Continue reading

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National Attraction!

Welcome to my sunny corner of the south. I’m off to RWA Nationals today. Before I depart, I want to leave you with a tasty read ~ the Tasty Summer Reads blog hop hosted by Avon Romance. Here’s how it … Continue reading

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Randomness…or not? Farewell to Miss Gladys

Linda Joyce Contemplates is the title of my blog. The name is intended to capture my musings of different aspects of life. I am more than a wife. I am more than a daughter. I am more than a writer. … Continue reading

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Anytime is Party Time

Anytime is Party Time, especially in Louisiana. My short story, Behind the Mask, features Mardi Gras and pirates and a love. The story is in the July edition of Hidden Desires Romance, a sixty-page magazine with short stories, poetry, and … Continue reading

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Naming the Baby: 12 Steps to an Engaging Title

Are you like me about titles for your manuscripts, suffering while searching for the Perfect title? Here’s some tips from another blog that may help you. I’m going to work on following the suggestions to give one of my manuscripts … Continue reading

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