Not Getting Very Far as a Writer?

To Pen Name or Not

By Annette Rey

It sounds simple and ridiculous to think changing your name may improve your writing opportunities, but here’s a writer’s story that may make you think differently.

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A Writer’s Lament

Not the Usual Writing Lesson

By Annette Rey

What do I want to say? Will I tell you things you don’t want to hear?

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Writers, Are You Stuck?

Awareness and Attitude

By Annette Rey

I came across this piece of profound wisdom and want to share it with writers and any person trying to maneuver through life’s journey.

When you need a lifeline, you need a reminder like this.

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A Gentle Thought for Your Day

Puddle Birds

By Annette Rey

It’s a 97 degree day. I’m waiting at a stoplight, just exiting a superhighway. Stressed, I look to the side and see a few stray birds hopping with fervor, drinking and splashing in a small puddle of water as they ignore the horrors of man’s creations surrounding them – fumes, noise, unnatural cement surfaces, an emotionless, colorless hell. This single oasis was formed by a gash in the dry soil from the tracks of a destructive construction machine. The birds’ antics cheer me up. I am glad for them. I, like they, are thankful for little things.

You Deserve a Break Today

Rest Time

By Annette Rey

How about not having a writing lesson today? Just sit back and enjoy a few light thoughts.

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Writing Honestly

Be the Real You When You Write

By Annette Rey

Supposedly Benjamin’s Franklin’s father told him, “Nothing is useful that is not honest.” I think that is a great way to start this post.

We writers need to be honest when we write.

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Alice’s Anniversary

A Real Hoot

By Annette Rey

Who is thinking of November when it’s just September? Writers are. Good literature doesn’t have a “read-by” date. This coming November 26th is the 152nd anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Yay! Hooray!

It might be time to get the old tomes out and read them again. You don’t have to be a child to appreciate good story telling. And what a day we live in to escape to a Wonderland, huh?

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