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Linda K Sienkiewicz
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Many thanks to Faye Rapoport DesPres for having me on her blog! We talk about writing lessons, inspiration, transitioning from poetry to fiction, and writing about difficult subject matter.

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Did you have a teen idol who made you weak in the knees? Did you pore over Tiger Beat for the latest gossip about your favorite star? Get ready for goose bumps again... #MondayBlogs

Oh, my teeny-bopping heart Think back… did you have a teen idol who made you weak in the knees? Did you pore over 16 Magazine or Tiger Beat for the latest gossip about your favorite star? Some of us us don’t want to admit that we cried our eyes out when…

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I didn't drown; that doesn't mean I wasn't assaulted. This was not horseplay. This was violence with no regard for another person's well being. #mondayblogs #MeToo

How can anyone call attempted rape by a seventeen year-old “rough horseplay” or “simply part of the natural order of things. Boys, figuring out how to be men” –? Don’t believe that for a second. As soon as a boy or man claps his hand over a girl’s mouth,…

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Every log in water was a crocodile. Trolls hid in hollow trees. "Bad men" lurked near the remote road at the bottom of the steep hill; my mother warned me not to go too far. #MondayBlogs

  “You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” ― Tom Hiddleston The urge to explore Every path…

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Every physical gesture our characters make doesn’t have to be wild or grand, but don’t settle for easy: Here's how to go beyond shrugs, smiles and nods. #MondayBlogs #Writing

  Oh, those flashing eyes! The other day, I laughed when I read the recent tweet of a fellow writer: “There’s a lot of ‘flashing eyes’ in this draft. Need to fix.” Our fictional characters certainly do flash their eyes. They also roll them, grind their…

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A Day at the Neighborhood House: There's a misconception people aren't in need in Oakland County, MI. You might be surprised to learn how many of your neighbors live paycheck to paycheck. #MondayBlogs

A typical Food Pantry client: One of the regular clients I see for emergency food at the Rochester Area Neighborhood House (RANH) is Bill. He’s legally deaf, so I to tap him on the shoulder in the waiting room before I bring him back for food intake. He…

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Shardaira Johnson Moore believes that if you know something that can help someone, it is your responsibility to share and help raise others up.

What: Hello! I am Shardaira Johnson-Moore, new author from the western Michigan Area! My book is titled ROYALE: Reach Over your Agony and Live Excellent. I write about life as a child growing up in a fatherless home, neglect from my mom, witnessing drug…

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As writers, we owe it to our readers to give our stories the best ending possible. How do we do that? #mondayblogs

What if… How many times have you enjoyed a book right up to the end, but when you closed it, you felt unsatisfied? Not in the sense that the ending wasn’t “happy,” but rather that the last chapter seemed slapped together? Or predictable? Or missing…

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How confident are you with Gmail? Some people might be delighted if one day their email vanished, but not me. And I will never ever trust Gmail again.

Some people might be delighted if one day their email vanished, but not me. And I will never ever trust Gmail again. My Gmail folders vanished: I’m not a computer expert. I only know what works for me and what doesn’t. Recently I learned I was not the…

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Every time I'm at a book festival, I learn something new, even if I don't sell a lot of books. Here are 12 tips on how to survive a bookfest #mondayblogs #authorslife

Every time I’m at a book festival, I learn something new. This summer I shared a table with author Sylvia Hubbard at Sterlingfest, and learned to give attendees permission to pick up your book and browse through it. “It’s okay to touch it!” Sylvia told a…
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