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4 Words Never to Say if You Want to Be Happy

Have you ever had a conversation that changed your life? You’re not looking for anything profound or meaningful at the time, and then, out of nowhere, someone drops some words of wisdom that change your perspective forever. I admit, it’s not an everyday occurrence, but when it does happen? That’s a moment to be treasured …

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Crazy, Odd, and Out There – Random Thoughts #1

They’re too long for tweets, too short for full posts. They’re random thoughts! Are they worth reading? Or at least mildly interesting? Jeez, I certainly hope so. Today’s Random Thoughts! Hummingbird-ese I wish I could speak hummingbird.  Then I could tell those crazy little macho fighting machines outside my window that the feeder they are …

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“Give Them Purple Hair!” – 5 Surefire Ways to Write Standout Characters

THE PROBLEM Have you ever been reading a book and a character pops in who you would swear you’ve never seen before? “But no!” the author insists. “You know this character! They were introduced back in Chapter 3, and they made a very big impression!” “But they really didn’t,” you reply to the imaginary author …

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