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True Success

“May you be so successful that people attribute all kinds of things to you that you never actually said!” ~Albert Einstein But seriously…  May you know and live out the purpose for which you were made. “Many are the plans in … Continue reading

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Reaching for a Star?

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Here’s a little late January guilt (you’re welcome): If you’re like me, you started … Continue reading

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You-nique

I’ve started work on my new novel, Gone Girl on the Train with the Dragon Tattoo. This is a very personal story for me, and I deeply resent any suggestion that it is derivative of other works. Next they’ll be … Continue reading

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Finding a Publisher

Oh, the humanity: Am I the only writer who fears he’s lost the magic every time he sits down at a keyboard?  Ah, but then what made me think I had any magic to begin with? Writers wear two conflicting … Continue reading

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The Key to Success?

So, yeah, failure is the key to success. Yada-yada. I hate that statement, don’t you?  Nevertheless, it’s true (dammit.) But wait, what about those stories of people for whom success came so easily? Have you read the follow-up accounts? Their success always … Continue reading

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It’s My 3rd Blogiversary!

I began this adventure three years ago not knowing what to expect. Duh. Does anyone ever know what to expect? The All-Wise Blog Sages recommended a tight focus: The Pet Lover’s Gazette > The Dog Lover’s Gazette > The Chihuahua Lover’s … Continue reading

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Success

I’d just graduated from college and, being pragmatic, understood that becoming a Nobel Prize-winning author, legendary rock star, and Oscar-winning actor might take a few years, so I acquired a day job installing electronic security devices in retail stores. But … Continue reading

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