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#BOAW Blog Fest – Where Your Beauty Lies

August McLaughlin BOAW blog fest

Welcome to

The Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest!


This amazing event for and about women of all ages began with one very special woman,

August McLaughlin


August shared her story of dealing with an eating disorder and received so much loving support from her friends and her fans ...

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Writing Games Giveaway

Welcome to today’s writing games and giveaway!

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, the prize for participating in the games is an ebook copy of

The Negative Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi!

For a chance to win just take part in one or both of the writing games and, within one week, post your submissions in the comments section. These games were discovered in ...

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How Softball Is Like Writing And Pomodoro Update

How Softball Is Like Writing


Analogies for writing can be found throughout our daily lives in much of what we observe and experience first hand.

I read an especially good analogy recently. Most of it contains thoughts we’ve heard before but, some may be new to you. Yet, it’s all presented with a unique twist.

It’s all about Softball.

Julie Leuk, writing for SheWrites talks about what the coach teaches her daughter’s softball team about succeeding ...

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Empty Your Bucket Before You Kick It

Note to my loyal readers: This posted was originally posted more than 2 years ago but is still relevant today. Please enjoy it again.


In the 1980s when my children were young, I was executing a life plan of sorts, without realizing it. It wasn’t a formal, written-in-ink, kind of plan. It was simply the way I chose to live. I was a stay-at-home mom with a daughter and a son, six years apart in age. Like most parents, I was continually in flux moving from ...

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How To Know For Sure Who Your Audience Really Is

If you’re a new writer, or even an author with a book or two in the marketplace, I wonder if you are certain who you are writing for. Do you know your target audience for your writing?

No? Shocking!

Frankly, I’m not surprised that some of you don’t. I didn’t either, until recently.



Despite the volume of blog posts and chapters of writing manuals that TELL you HOW to find your target audience and give you some hint WHERE to find them, it ...

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