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March 2012 Blog Posts (202)

The Character As Storyteller by My Guest William Tooker

  The Character as Storyteller


Some people work best from an outline and I can certainly understand the role of structure in writing. When I sit down to write a story I have a loose outline generally including the character arc for the major players and what needs to have happened by the end. On more than one occasion I have been traveling down a road where I believed I knew what was around the corner only to be utterly surprised by the character having none of it. It's a…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 31, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

What Has Made Me Cheerful This Week

New post available on Lynsey The Mother Duck :


Added by Lynsey Summers on March 31, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Lost in Translation

Be careful what you say while talking on the phone:

My peep D calls me

Me: Hey!

D: Hello!

Me: Sorry I missed your call I was coif and poofing for tonight.

*Insert hysterical laughing*

D: You were what?

Me: Coif and poofing?

*Still laughing*

D: What?

*I start laughing because she is laughing*

Me: Nevermind.

D: Did you say cough and pooping?

Me: No! I said coif, oh nevermind!

*We are now both…


Added by Andrea Johnson Beck on March 31, 2012 at 7:40am — No Comments

Coming Soon-Karen Malena-"Son of Mine-Volume 3- Redemption"

Son of Mine: Redemption, Volume III

             Aaron’s father confronts his past demons and falls further into darkness and despair.   It will take a miracle for Aaron and his brother to find out the truth and set the family on a path of faith and forgiveness.

            As our journey of the…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 30, 2012 at 1:37pm — No Comments

How to Embrace Color in your Wardrobe

As a general rule I always recommend you follow your inner voice in establishing your own personal style.  

Following and acting on trends as they are unleashed can be expensive.   Trends seem to come and go so fast that generally by the time a purchase is made the next greatest trend has been announced. Sorry girls – this is just the way it is.

There is one trend this Spring that we happen to love. 

Behold, color is…


Added by Melissa on March 30, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

What a Ball Taught This Wife About Her Husband in 20 Seconds

Across the street lives a not-so-nice man. I’m pretty sure if the kids are ever in the road when he comes home, he’ll squash them like a squirrel with his truck and never look back. When my son was three, this grouchy man yelled at him for getting a cool stick out of his yard. My son still gives him the stink eye whenever he sees him, and we never so much as touch a blade of his grass now.

The other night, my husband, son, and I tossed a ball around on our driveway, ignoring Mr.…


Added by Mom in the Muddle on March 30, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments

L.W. Rondeau- "America II- The Reformation"- Coming Soon


Following unprecedented climatic changes, resultant pestilence and war brought the world into chaos. Eventually, each nation surrendered its sovereignty to form a global democracy, initially known as The Accord. However, the democratic government proved too weak and was soon replaced by a faux…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 30, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Your Family Should Have a Show: You're No Longer Hungry?

he talk among teenagers and adults recently has been all about The Hunger Games. Hopefully children will take a life lesson or two away with them. Some may already have preconceived notions...


Added by Kire Sdyor on March 30, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments

Monthly Feature : Marvellous Mum

Monthly feature post available to view on Lynsey The Mother Duck :


If you would like to be featured in the coming months please drop me a line on lynseythemotherduck@gmail.com

Added by Lynsey Summers on March 30, 2012 at 3:04am — No Comments

Coming Soon- Gay Balliet- "There's A Bear In The Basement"

From the author of Touched By All Creatures: Doctoring Animals in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Lowell: The True Story of an Existential Pig and Lions & Tigers & Mares—Oh, My! comes another riotous book of veterinary adventures.  

There’s a Bear in…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 29, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

My Life Through Instagram

All I have to say is, thank the good Lord spring break is over AND I really need help with my craft-making skills. I definitely had to get creative with the construction paper over the past couple weeks. Although, to the general public it wouldn’t really appear that I was creative at all. Can’t knock me for trying ;) Here is my life in the past couple of weeks through instagram (@hardydanielle).

In the words of Kate Gosselin, “It may be a crazy life.. but…


Added by Urbanwalls on March 29, 2012 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

My Guest On The G-ZONE April 14th- Jeanette Levellie Author of "Two Scoops of Grace With Chuckles on Top"


You: How did you get started writing for publication, Jeanette?

Jen: When my son was a baby, I wrote several poems for La Leche League, which they published in their international calendars.  I was thrilled to see my work in print, delighted that people all over the globe were reading it. LLL offered me a job editing the newsletter for our local region, but I turned them down, since I had two small children at the time, and wanted to devote all…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 29, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

My Creating Space~

I am still in the process of finishing my home studio space, where I design and make my jewelry.  Here are pictures, my paint scheme and my theme centered around a piece of art my daughter painted.  Jewelry is an accessory that is meant to express beauty and personality, and I think my studio shows that too!  I wouldn't recommend that new paint with primer however...I still ended up having to use primer before the "paint with primer"...so it wasn't worth the extra cost.  More pictures coming…


Added by Tina Bates Turner on March 29, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

Mom? Mom? Where's Mom?

I was under the impression that two parental figures resided in our home; apparently I was mistaken. Yesterday evening while I was getting ready in our bathroom for Bible Study Man was on the bed messing around on the iPad; so roughly 8ft from where I was standing at my sink.

The Boy: Mom? Mom?

Enter The Boy

Where’s mom?

Man: She’s right here in the bathroom getting ready.

The Boy: Ok

He appears in the doorway.

The Boy: Mom?



Added by Andrea Johnson Beck on March 29, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments

Comparing Your Children's Milestones

Comparing Your Children's Milestones


Added by Heather Jones on March 28, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Trieste, Italy

I visited Lonely Planet's number one pick of the world's unsung places today.  I'd have to agree, highly underrated and a really cool place to explore.


Added by Ech & Will on March 28, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments

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