Posts with the Category of: Ideas

Jane Austen at QB?

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The popularity of fantasy football has exploded in recent years, exposing football fans to the talents and skills of players beyond their hometown favorites. If you’re not familiar with how it works – participants draft their favorite players from across all teams to create one “dream team” (which then plays against other dream teams each […]

Summer afternoon…

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Summer afternoon – summer afternoon, to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. – Henry James The summer solstice is upon us, and with it the longest day of the year. What will you do with the extra daylight? Why not take your pen and paper outside and […]

Where Are They Now?

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In my recent blog post, I shared many of my favorite things about the great state of Alabama, where I was born and raised. Many famous writers hail from Alabama, including Fannie Flagg, Truman Capote and his childhood friend Harper Lee. Lee’s forthcoming novel, Go Set A Watchman, long thought to be lost, is set […]

Be Inspired!

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Ready to get started on your next writing project, but just need a little nudge? If you’ve been looking for inspiration in all the wrong places, check out this link to 31 Ways To Find Inspiration (thanks to the brilliant folks at Write To Done for this great compilation). My personal favorite is #3 (Overhead […]

A Fresh Start

I always think of fall as a time of new beginnings. The first day of school always marked the chance for a new start, new impressions, even the opportunity to reinvent yourself. The rituals of shopping for new clothes, getting all of the supplies on the list and selecting just the right book bag were […]

Great Writing for Film

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The Academy Awards celebrate great artists, including writers whose original works have been adapted for film and writers who have adapted others’ work for the big screen.  This year’s nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars include Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, […]