THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Stop Sweating the Small Stuff!

We are living in trying times. It is normal to feel difficult emotions. There are different strategies for releasing fear in a way that is healthy and positive. Believe in the power of the pen. Recognize the sense of fear. After a certain point in life, many of us never say out loud that we […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Grant Writing During Corona

If you are a small business that needs funding or financial support to survive COVID-19, consider grants. There are great ways to find available opportunities:  1.) Check with local government agencies 2.) Check with federal agencies 3.) Check with major corporations 4.) Search the internet 5.) Ask around locally 6.) Visit the local library for […]

Better Than Reality TV – “Blood Magic” the Novel

The characters in “Blood Magic” are spicy, dicey, and better than reality TV. Turn off the tube. Put your phone on vibrate. Dive in. In “Blood Magic,” Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she can make them her next meal.  She is […]

Love in the Valley: Your Journal Prompt #120

Life by definition involves changes. Nothing last forever. Impermanence is a fact. When you find yourself in the valley, love yourself through it. The real danger of being in the valley is believing there is no way out. There is a way out, it just might take time. The myth of being in the valley […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK – Finding Inspiration to Write: College Students, Creative Writers, Professional Writers

Inspiration. What is it? Where do we find it? Most of the time we are given a writing assignment as part of a mundane project or to accomplish a goal. Perhaps the boss needs you to draft a PowerPoint presentation. Perhaps an instructor requires you to write an essay. Maybe you are opening for a […]

Take a Break from Reality, Delve into “Blood Magic”

Need a distraction from the pandemic, politics, and a spinning world? Slide into the magic and adventure of “Blood Magic,” the novel. It is hard to know friend from foe while the masks are on. Read an excerpt: “In a moment of desperation, I grabbed one of the vampires lurching towards them. I twisted him […]

Set Powerful Intentions: Your Journal Prompt #119

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ― Dalai Lama Distractions. Did that cashier roll her eyes? I wanted that parking spot, now he has it. I hate waiting in line at DMV. There are tons of distractions in the world today that can throw you off track. The key to survival is to set […]

A Million “Blood Magic” Titles, but Only One Kick A** RL Collins

Did you know there are a TON of “Blood Magic” titles on Amazon and YouTube? Wow, its really a popular title (sarcasm intended). But there is only one fantasy author RL Collins writing about Culpeper, Virginia. In “Blood Magic,” Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK – A Journal, Your Best Friend During Change

In many parts of the world, businesses and schools are reopening. We want change. We want freedom.  It can be a busy time. It can be a stressful time.  Be careful about griping to other people who have their own lives to manage. Write it down! Choose a journal that inspires you. Do not choose […]

The Small Joys: Your Journal Prompt #118

The dark creamy swirl of warm liquid. Coffee. A cool stream of water down your back on a hot day. Cold shower. Hitting snooze on the alarm clock because you do not have to go to work. Saturday.  Sometimes, you take a step back and enjoy the small pleasures in life.  There is a lot […]

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