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The Power of Anticipation

Alfred Hitchcock, the undisputed master of suspense, once said, "There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it." Set up a character goal Have a character talk about the future Set up a secret plan Have a character be warned Establish dramatic irony, a.k.a. 'reader superior…

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Follow Your Heart

But take your brain with you. I watched my cat chase a squirrel up to the top of a tree once. The squirrel was much faster that my fat cat, and got away. Then my cat found himself way up in the tree, squirrel-less, and higher than he felt comfortable…

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Step 1 to Simplicity

I often hear the comment, "why does everything have to be so difficult?". Is life really that difficult? Or do we make it that difficult. The fact is, life is what we make it. The outcome is a result of our beliefs, our attitudes and our choices. Do you make…

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Happy National Static Electricity Day!

TGIF! Hmmm...15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. Everybody knows that, but did you know that in addition to today being Friday, today is also National Static Electricity Day? Shocked by this current news? But wait there's more... Other notable 'National Day' celebrations this month include…

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Thanks For Giving

Facebook and Twitter, all forms of social media are filled today with things people are thankful for. We're thankful for our families, our friends, our jobs, and our health. I am also thankful for all the opportunities God has given me to connect and share with others on this journey…

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Sweet Paris!

My big dream from an early age was to visit Paris, France. Living in Germany made that easy, it was just a bus ride away. So three girlfriends and I booked a trip to Paris one summer for my 21st birthday. As the bus drove into the city, it felt…

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