Bookshelf, Uncommon Life, Writing

My Soapbox and Francine Rivers’ “The Masterpiece”

I find that in today’s circle of Christian fiction there is a hard balance to find between necessary details and inappropriate intensity.  By this I am specifically referencing to creating a romantic plot-line or developing an antagonist.  Romance may need to be more than the cliche “side hug,” and certainly a king of the underworld would not have spotless language. …

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Bookshelf Highlight: Dangerous Illusions

Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon In a Nutshell: Age Appropriateness: 16 and above Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Romance Suspense/Violence: Moderate suspense Romance: Moderate romance Language: None Would I Recommend It?  Yes! The Nitty-Gritty Suspense/Violence:  Dangerous Illusions is certainly suspenseful.  I considered it moderate suspense.  There was nothing graphic or unexpected.  Ms. Hannon writes mystery fiction, so obviously some suspense is to…

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Uncategorized, Writing

Flesh and Blood Humanity

I feel the need to write sometimes.  To get it all out, finally, and see it organized neatly on a page.  Sometimes I can, and sometimes that ability eludes me.  A few years ago when I was struggling… in so many ways… it would be so hard to verbalize my pain and emotions.  Writing was easier then, my solace when…

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Bookshelf, Elevator Reviews, Uncategorized

February Elevator Reviews

Are you looking for some good books for you, a friend, your children, or a family member?  Are you too busy to read a full review?  Do you ever think, “I don’t need all the little details.  Just tell me whether or not it is good!”   Then Elevator Reviews are for you.  Pretend you and I are on an elevator…

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2018 Challenges, College Options, Distance Learning, Helpful Hints, Study Skills, Uncategorized

ABOVE AND BEYOND DEGREE EQUALITY (PART TWO)

From part one of this series: ” My distance degree is not worth “just as much” as a traditional campus degree – it is worth more.  It is worth years of work, life experience, and personal growth.  Let’s go above degree equality, let’s go above and beyond the status-quo.  If you are going to be different, stand out.  Go big…

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2018 Challenges, College Options, Distance Learning, Helpful Hints, Uncategorized

Above and Beyond Degree Equality (part one)

  Welcome to the fight for degree equality.  See, the majority of students will attend regular universities with classrooms and hallways and fire drills, and they will never have to prove or justify their degree.  The majority of students will attend a university familiar to them and the people around them, earn a degree, put it on their resume, get…

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Uncategorized, Writing

Because let’s be real… its just me

I do not like looking up how-to articles on blogging and writing book reviews.  Google it, look it up on Pinterest – use whatever your social media you prefer – but however you look up information about blogging, you will find the same suggestions: post regularly, fill your post with pictures, and pick topics based on search engine optimization. All…

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Monday Ponderings, Writing

Monday Ponderings: Glimpses Into Heaven

The sky is always fascinating to me; the height, length, and depth of it.  The sky has as many moods as some men might claim a woman has: the simple, quiet beauty of a sunrise, the peaceful finality of a sunset, the tumultuous power of a storm, or the magic grayness of a snowfall.  But all of the changing moods…

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Taken by Dee Henderson

Taken by Dee Henderson In a Nutshell: Age Appropriateness: 16 and above Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Romance Suspense/Violence: Moderate suspense Romance: Light romance Language: None Would I Recommend It?  Yes The Nitty-Gritty Suspense/Violence:  This book deals centers around the recovering victim of a kidnapping.  She was kidnapped and held by individuals who were thieves, kidnappers for hire, and, ultimately, murderers.  Although…

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