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It was a dark and stormy…day at the beach.

Before ease of travel….before the Internet, long descriptions at the start of a book were important. It was a way for a writer to put the reader in the character’s world because it was highly likely the reader had never even seen a picture of such a

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“Throw me some beads!”

On the left is our dog Tidbit, or in this case, Princess Tidbit.  On the left is my manly husband, Bill, holding his little princess with her pinwheel topped Fleur-de-lis hat. I’ve got a lagniappe (LAN-YAP) for you – click here (if you want to see more

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Cocaine: Another good reason to buy your domain name now!

Is this the author of the Aspen Moore Novels? A few weeks ago my twitter handle was @authorkelly. I decided it didn’t say enough about me as there are probably hundreds of authors with either the first or last name of Kelly.  What I needed was to

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How Writer’s Write – Using Voice to Text

In the last two years, muscle spasms in by back that I used to get periodically have become chronic. In the last three months, they have been occurring on a daily basis. The spasms are triggered by doing the dishes, folding the laundry, drying my hair, or

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What’s Under the Snow?

The mean temperature to date for the St. Louis, MO area in 2014 is -3° (Alert: That’s a negative, not a dash!). Luckily we didn’t break the record for the coldest day in St. Louis history, which was blessed upon our ancestors in 1884.  The temperature back

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Things I never thought I’d learn…

As some of you may know I am addicted to competitive cooking shows, many of which are found on the Food Network.  Alton Brown hosts several of my favorites, including Cutthroat Kitchen (if you haven’t seen this show, it is worth a look.  You will watch chefs

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I’m in Love with a Green Banana!

21.  The number of days I have gone without sugar.  No white sugar, brown sugar, agave nectar, honey, high fructose syrup, sugar substitutes, or fruit!  Well, not all fruit.  I had lemons, limes, a couple of green granny smith apples, and green bananas! Prior to the holidays,

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The Long Stretch of Non–Writing and Help from a Pro

I’m still at work on Buying Time, my second in the Aspen Moore series.  Often over the past year, I found myself distracted for long periods of time, failing to write anything.  So whenever I did get back to writing, I’d have to restart.  What does that

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My Head Hurts

The chaos that surrounds my workspace is not responsible for making my head hurt (although, if I posted a full view image of my desk you’d see why it might be a contender!). Actually, it was a blog related situation that set off the exploding neurons. You

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It’s the idioms fault

My friend, author Pam Devoe, and I have challenged one another to blog every Friday. I met that goal two weeks in a row and then suddenly a simple idiom caused me to falter. Idioms are interesting; their meaning is different than the words themselves. Although, the

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