Category Archive: Writing

30 Ways to Get Out of the Author Rut: Part V

Anytime you are in a rut, you are saying that you want to make a change. Perhaps, you even want to raise your standards. You know how to be an author, but if you are in a rut, then you are simply not doing what you already know. Here are some more terrific ways to …

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30 Ways to Get Out of the Author Rut: Part III

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” ~ Arthur C. Clark Are you an author that is in a rut? Here are more ways to help. Clean UP! Take a day to clean and organize every inch of your workspace and surrounding area. If …

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30 Ways to Get Out of the Author Rut: Part II


Are you in an author rut? All of us have been there. Repeat this quote to yourself each day, “Things do not change; we change.” Henry David Thoreau Point of View. If you believe that you are in a rut, then something happened recently to influence your mind. Your confidence had somehow been shaken. Every …

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Alta Vista Elementary: Every child successful…everyday.

Alta Vista caught my attention, because they have so many programs to assist their students along with my favorite subject: Aspiring Youth Authors.  Here are just a couple examples for this summer:  The Flying Eagles Program: Teachers provide intensive instruction for reading and math. This is for all students entering third grade and is based …

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Students Should Be Thrilled

Here are some complaints that I’ve heard in just the last week. A mother in Target said to me, “My daughter is in fourth grade. There is nothing for her to read. And looking at the young adult section, there is nothing appropriate when she goes to middle school. And a lot of these books …

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