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Melinda O'Neill
Mystery Writer on a Hill, You'll Die Laughing
Mystery Writer on a Hill, You'll Die Laughing

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Time Management Tuesday - Guest Ovidia Yu
I'm super excited to be debuting my author time management interview series with my Lotus Lit Agency sister Ovidia Yu. Last September, William Morrow released Ovidia's latest work, a cozy mystery set in Singapore.  Auntie Lee's Delight , is a fun read and a...

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The world does not need another writer blog - Time Management Tuesday Tip
When I first started on the road to creating the dreaded “author
platform”, the one thing I was 100% sure of is that I did not want to be an “authors
for authors” blog – a blog that caters to other authors. There is absolutely
nothing wrong with this approa...

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The Worst Day of Her Life
When my mother was sick, any time the phone rang, I
reflexively cringed. Although she wasn’t living with us, we were the front-line
defense for any issue at the nearby assisted living center where we had moved
her after my father’s passing. In addition to o...

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Writer Wednesday - Finish It!
One of my top ten all time favorite movies is Chariots of Fire. If you've never seen it, it's worth your rental money. A mix of sport, history, religion, love, inspiration and hot guys in tight shorts - what's not to love. While talking to a couple of my cr...

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"You Worry about Youself"
Photo via  Ryan Hunley from YouTube As either a parent or a kid, at sometime in your life I'm betting you have either said or had said to you something comparable to one or more of the following: If Jimmy jumped off a bridge would you follow him? I'm not Sa...

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Magic Monday - Ode To The Story
I'm one of those "count your blessings" people. I believe in silver linings, possibilities and being grateful for what I have while I reach for the next level. Magic Mondays celebrates that.      One of my favorite Tedtalks is from Daniel Crosby  entitled Y...

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5 Tips for Getting Back on the Wagon After You've Stopped Writing
I'm in a long distant friendship. Luckily we're the types of friends that don't need constant communication to maintain our bond. Every time we get back together after some lapse, we usually fall right back into lockstep. That's both a gift and a curse. The...

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Happy NaNoWriMo! A writing friend asked me the other day if I had any time management tips to help her get through NaNo. Here’s what I told her: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -- Mark T...

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