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Home Depot and Cialis?
Need a break from all your stress? Then this is for you, compliments of the inestimable Kristen Lamb, who somehow connected Home Depot, Cialis and The Matrix in a way that had me rolling on the floor as I read and still giggling several days later. Click over to Kristen’s blog to read the entire post if you’d like, and be sure to scroll to the bottom to see what I’m up to this week! “…Anyway, if you grew up like I did, knocked half unconscious with boomerang compliments, then you might have turned to books, shows, magazines or mentors/gurus to learn to think in “healthy” ways. Perhaps you even went on-line in search of some kind of “non-toxic” affirmation that you were not a total disappointment. And OMG! *angels sing* There it is! The Media LOVES US for WHO WE ARE We found it! The site for women … Continue reading
Posted in Humor Tagged Cialis, Cialis ads, Home Depot, Jennifer Jensen, Kristen Lamb, The Matrix Comments Off on Home Depot and Cialis?
Time, Habits & Investing: Are We Undermining Ourselves?
Like most of the world, my life is filled with good and bad habits, which lead to good and bad situations. Awesome things like writing a book or helping someone through a tough time are inevitably counterbalanced by things like a chaotic house or the pressure of not enough time. A recent blog post by social media guru Kristen Lamb really struck home with me, not just with writing, but with many of my daily frustrations. Here’s an excerpt, with Kristen’s text in green: Are We Undermining Our Own Writing Success? I rarely reread books, namely because there are so many new titles I want to consume and only so many hours in the day. But, there are a handful of books I read and reread namely because they are areas I struggle in and so reinforcement is tremendously helpful. The three books I seem to cycle through the most are … Continue reading
Posted in Goals, Guest Blogs, WRITING Tagged habits, Jennifer Jensen, Kristen Lamb, prioritize, stupid tax, time management, to-do list Comments Off on Time, Habits & Investing: Are We Undermining Ourselves?
Newbie, Apprentice, or Master Writer?
I’m not a newbie writer anymore. I don’t even cringe as I say the words that used to scare me: “I’m a writer.” Nope, that’s ME! But despite the people who tell me I’m a genius and are waiting breathlessly for my next book (yes, there are a few of them out there), I’m nowhere near a master. I’m solidly in my apprenticeship, working and learning along the way. Kristen Lamb blogged about this yesterday and gave permission to share. Here’s our Jedi Master on the three stages of a writing career: The mark of a pro is they make whatever we want to do look easy. From running a business to playing guitar to wicked cool Kung Fu moves, masters rarely seem to even break a sweat. Same with authors. With the pros? The story flows, pulls us in, and appears seamless and effortless. Many of us decided to … Continue reading
Posted in Guest Blogs, WRITING Tagged craft of writing, creative writing, fiction writing, Jennifer Jensen, Kristen Lamb, writer's craft, WRITING, writing masters, writing skills Comments Off on Newbie, Apprentice, or Master Writer?
The Redemption of Scrooge
I can never decide which version (and star) of A Christmas Carol is my favorite: George C Scott, Patrick Stewart, Albert Finney (mostly because of the song “Thank You Very Much,” although only disassociated with the fact that they’re thanking Scrooge for dying), or even, yes, The Muppets. One of the things I like about the Muppets is that Gonzo narrates it with quotes directly from the book. Anyway, I love them all and we watch at least one every year. But today I want to share a blog by author and social media guru Kristen Lamb, talking about the meaning of the story, not just the acting and directing. Why does it speak to us so deeply? And can you separate the message from its Christian context? She ponders the power of names, the power of words, and more. So without further ado . . . heeeeeere’s Kristen: Why … Continue reading
Posted in Deep Thoughts, Guest Blogs Tagged A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Jennifer Jensen, Kristen Lamb, Muppets, power of God, power of words, redemption Comments Off on The Redemption of Scrooge