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Lisa Nicholas
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Treasures of the Western Cultural Tradition
In chapter 8 of the Book of Proverbs, Lady Wisdom says, “Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. … I walk in the way of righteousnes...
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By Jove, I think I've got it! Or "Sokath, his eyes open"
In case the title of this post is too cryptic for you, let me explain: the “it” I think I've got is the way forward for this blog. For the past couple of years, I’m been concentrating on writing a novel, my first — in fact, I’m still working on it. In the p...
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Culver's has the best chocolate ice cream!
Play Culver’s Cow Tippin’ for the chance to win $500 in Culver's Gift Cards and Culver's coupons!
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Now that the academic year has resumed, there will be two meetings of the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers Group. Hope you can make one!
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Here is a great resource for creating book covers using only Microsoft Word -- using templates from a professional designer. And it's completely FREE!
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Lucky spud? Lucky you! Play Culver’s “Lucky Spud” for a chance to win $500 in Culver’s Gift Cards and other delicious items!
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My first blog post in a long, long time. Next time I won't wait so long.
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I'm privileged to know some of The Exiles, and they have published a couple of things of mine (see the first and third numbers). It is good, indeed, to have friends who not only share a high view of the value of literature but also work to foster it in others. I'm glad you have become a contributor, Mary.
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I actually submitted to them because I first found them mentioned on your blog. Thanks for the resource! :)
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For anyone struggling with book promotion, I recommend David Gaughran's books and blog. Here's his latest post, packed with sensible ideas on how to build your book sales from zero.
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I have several blogs, all of them on Blogger (Google). I'm trying to figure out the best way to link them all together through a single author website. I may even migrate some of them to a Wordpress. I've been dithering over this for some time and would like to quit dithering and start doing something about it.

Does anyone have any suggestions, tips, or advice? I really would like to streamline (having several blogs means most of them are semi-abandoned while I'm working on the neverending novel). I need some ideas to jog my brain. Help!
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I have blogs on both. I prefer WordPress by far. Almost everything is easier to do. Google has not updated Blogger for a long time, whereas WP is always improving. Plus help is a lot easier to find on WP.com. I have rarely found answers to my Blogger problems in their help area. I have to Google it. I'd encourage you to try WordPress.org--the option where you can use WP templates but you own the domain name. Most of the plugins are really made for self-hosted sites. And it just makes you look more professional and makes your address easier to remember. But of course it's not free!
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A New Look & a New Reading Opportunity
Welcome to the new and (I hope) improved look for this blog. Please look around and check things out. There's not really any new content (except this meager post), but I'm using a new template, background image, and color scheme, in anticipation of returnin...
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I like the way it looks, but I miss some of the features of the old layout. I may switch back.
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Dennis Kriz's profile photo
Lynn B. Meyer's profile photo
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Occupation
I'm a freelance writer and teacher.
Skills
Writing, teaching, editing
Employment
  • My computer
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
    Currently working on a science fiction novel, but available for all kinds of writing jobs!
  • Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization
    Tutor, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Dallas
    Adjunct Asst Professor, 2011
  • The University of Southern Indiana
    Instructor, English & Humanities, 2004 - 2009
  • Texas Society of CPAs
    Graphic Designer, 1988 - 1996
Places
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Currently
Garland, TX
Previously
Arlington, TX - Fort Worth, TX - Newburgh, IN - Rockford, IL - Iowa City, IA - Madrid, Spain - Shreveport, LA - Alexandria, LA
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I read, write, think, and teach in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex
Introduction
After years in academics and non-profits, I am now dedicating my time to writing, and helping other writers succeed. I'm currently working on a Catholic science fiction novel (the first of a series) and have a best-selling book on the household use of diatomaceous earth on Amazon.com, as well as maintaining several blogs.

My Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas helped me indulge my love of literature, languages, philosophy, and history, all of which I've had an opportunity to teach at one time or another (currently under the auspices of the Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization).

For many years, I have sung with the parish choir of St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington, TX, and I have accumulated many years' experience volunteering in charitable outreach to the poor, in adult literacy, at the Arlington Night Shelter, and working with the St Vincent de Paul Society in Evansville, IN, visiting the needy and serving meals at the community soup kitchen.

After years of experience in community service, graphic design, scholarship, and teaching, I've finally returned to my childhood love, writing. I've finally figured out that you really can "have it all," just not all at the same time! Life is good.
Bragging rights
I've published a small book on the household uses of diatomaceous earth (Naturally Healthy Living With Diatomaceous Earth), which is selling well on Amazon.Right now, I'm working on a soft-science scifi novel with Catholic themes: _Cast Into the Deep Sea of Stars_. I'm available for all kinds of writing projects, but I prefer long-copy informational writing over copy-writing.
Education
  • University of Dallas
    Ph.D./Literature, M.A./English
  • Rockford College
    B. A., magna cum laude, English & Spanish
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Female
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L. A. Nicholas, Kit Pascoe