Stanalei Fletcher

"It's all about the journey"

March 27th, 2015

This Week’s Quote:
“You cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy journey.” – From Abraham-Hicks

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What It’s Like To Go A Month Without Complaining. From Live.Fastcompany.com. By Kathleen Davis with Thierry Blancpain and Pieter Pelgrims. Hat tip to Bookends, LLC and Jessica Faust. Read more…

The Pale Blue Dot. By Carl Sagan. View here…

And now for something completely different.

An Important Notice From Amazon. From The New Yorker. By Ellis Weiner. Hat tip to the Passive Voice. Read more…

 

March 20th, 2015

This week’s hodge-podge. Enjoy!

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Why Can’t Romance Novels Get Any Love? From Smithsonianmag.com. By Emma Pearse. Hat tip to RWA. Read more…

A Simple Way to Create Suspense. By Lee Child. Hat tip to Lyn Worthen. Read more…

The #1 Amateur Mistake. By Steven Pressfield. Read more…

The Wide and Wonderful World of O.P.B (Other Peoples Brains): On Giving Critique. From Writer Unboxed. By Vaughn Roycroft. Read more…

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This Week’s Quote:
“My favorite part of the game is… the opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary

March 13th, 2015

Friday the 13th. We’ve survived the first week of Daylight Savings Time.

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Is Your Writing Routine Effective? From Romance University. By Tracy Collins. Read more…

Writing Tip –Emotional and Intellectual Payoff. By David Farland. Read more…

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This Week’s Quote:
“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

March 6th, 2015

Fun stuff this week.

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Kelly Moran questions the real men of romance. From USAToday.com. Read more…

You Wrote a Killer Love Story, But Did You Romance The Reader? From Romance University. By Angela Ackerman. Read more…

This Week’s Quote:
“The Quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence.” – Vincent T. Lombardi

February 20th, 2015

Happy New Year of the Sheep or Goat or Ram!

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Chinese New year 2015 (Happy Year of the Sheep or Goat or Ram) From Syracuse.com. By the Associated Press. Read more…

WHOA!!  NASA Cameras Capture Space Rock Flying over Beaver Falls. From Pittsburgh CBS Local.com. See it here… 

How “Strong Female Characters” Still End Up Weak and Powerless (Or, “Do They Pass The Action Figure Test?) From Terrible Minds. By Chuck Wendig. Hat tip to Harley Brooks. Read more… (CAUTION: Language) 

This Week’s Quote:
“Every day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll