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Reconnecting with an Old Family Friend: St. Therese

I have a small bedroom I converted into an office. Against the wall next to the closet is a narrow bookcase. It is about seven feet tall and one foot wide and has seven shelves. It is a great dust … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – “Go Fish”

Now that we’ve created the perfect opening line for your chapter, let’s get to the closing. If you want to keep your reader turning those pages you need to end your chapter with a hook! What is a Hook?   If … Continue reading

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On the air for CWG and DFWCW — What a privilege!

The Catholic Writers Guild (CWG) teaches me about writing through its website, blog, critique groups, networking and conferences. Talking about CWG (and our local DFW Catholic Writers) teaches me what a privilege it is to speak about these interconnected organizations … Continue reading

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The Obvious Lie

          Here we are in the midst of Advent and doing our best to “hold it together”.  All we have to do is look around and be overwhelmed by the things that are aimed at getting … Continue reading

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Gleanings from The Grace of Yes by Lisa Hendey

Before the plane took off Monday morning from DFW Airport, my nose was buried in an advanced copy of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. As we landed in Tampa, my new knowledge of Lisa Hendey, myself … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Let’s start writing!

  We’ve been busy, haven’t we? Over the last few weeks we’ve developed our characters, learned how to use our adjectives and adverbs, created our storyboards, set up our office, and even discussed the importance of prayer. So when do … Continue reading

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Crumpled

The other day my favorite meditation publication had a piece from Sister Wendy Beckett.   If you don’t know her, Sister Beckett is a consecrated virgin and contemplative hermit who lives under the protection of the Carmelites in England.  She is … Continue reading

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Tricks for Bloggers – SEOs????

SEO Tricks for Bloggers 1: What are SEO Keywords and How to Use Them By Karina Fabian In November, after my husband retired from the military and was looking for work while contemplating being a stay-home dad, I took a … Continue reading

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Writer’s Opportunity

If you are lucky enough to live in the area take advantage of this amazing opportunity.  …..mmmmmmmm Thomas Merton,  Maybe this is how he started out?   There will be a Catholic Writers’ Retreat at the Malvern Retreat House in … Continue reading

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Rita

  ST. RITA Oh Rita, woman of Cascia, Who carried burden upon burden, Yet, sought more suffering By accepting Christ’s thorn, And now pleads to relieve Others’ misfortune. Clyde L. Borg  Clyde L Borg is a retired high school teacher. … Continue reading

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