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This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: Welcome to England by Tori Amos    Social Media and Author Websites    Bloggers Beware: You CAN Get Sued for Using Pics on Your Blog – My Story by Roni Loren ß SUPER Important post! Please read!  5 Ways to Make Google Your “Assistant Publicist” by C.S. Lakin on Live Write Thrive Reluctant to Join Social Media? by Angela Ackerman on The Bookshelf Muse The Most Effective Book Advertising Tool Ever…And It’s Free by Jonathan Gunson on Bestseller […]

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How to Get Back to *You*

Photo Credit Writers juggle a lot on a daily basis. Whether we’re aiming for traditional or self-publishing success, or simply writing for our personal enjoyment, we tend to carry ten or more hats in our back pockets while juggling fifty of those neon yellow tennis balls – all at once! Between the spouse and the family, the friends, the dayjob, our characters and their stories, editing, rewriting, editing and rewriting again and again, writers really do attempt to juggle a […]

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Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ!

Today is going to be very difficult – it’s my mother-in-law’s funeral. And while I thought about not posting today, I remembered all the random acts of kindness she did for everyone around her and felt today was the best possible day to honor her memory. Today we’re blitzing the writing community with Random Acts of Kindness!!A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This […]

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A Difficult 24 Hours

My apologies, but today’s regular post, This Week in Favs, will not be available. Wednesday night, around 10:30pm, my husband received a call from his sister. His mother was rushed to the hospital, unresponsive and without a heartbeat. Around 7am Thursday morning, we said good bye. This was sudden, shocking, and surreal since my mother-in-law had not been sick. She was young, full of life, laughter, and love, and was the type of mother who took care of everyone – and […]

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Song of the Week – Paradise by Colplay

It’s Monday again! *throws confetti* I apologize, you must excuse my enthusiasm for Monday. My theory is that Monday hates me, so I figure if I glorify its arrival I’ll be killing it with kindness and it’ll start being kind to me and never show its face again. Think it’ll happen? Nah…but it’s worth a try, right? Moooving on….. This week’s song was picked for exactly what the lyrics say: “Dreaming of paradise.” We all escape. Some with books, with […]

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Due to the holiday week and the overall craziness here at casa de Collins, ‘This Week in Favs’ will continue on its regular schedule (Fridays) beginning next week and it will include posts from this week and next. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that each and every one of you are keeping safe and warm today 🙂  Happy Reading & Writing! Melinda Related posts: How to Get Back to *You* This Week in Favs…. A Life Full of […]

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