For many in the teaching profession or with school-aged kids, this back to school season marks the beginning of a new year with new goals. To make friends. To try something new. To learn a key skill. To grow in stature or wisdom. To rid ourselves of extra weight…or braces. To discover more of who we are meant to be by exploring our strengths and weaknesses. With my youngest off to class tomorrow (8th grade),
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When writing fiction, I discovered that objective analysis was critical to make my stories stronger...and sellable. Along the way, I also discovered that I LOVE helping others unlock their stories. In fact, brainstorming those possibilities earned me the nickname "The Plot Whisperer" and I would love to pass along what I've learned and help you create a stronger story....Read more
Praise for The Author Toolbox Course
Thank you, Candee, for a wonderful bite-sized and focused course. I learned a lot and it's been rewarding to implement it so far. It may still feel like climbing a mountain, but at least I can see the summit now.
Praise for Catch of a Lifetime
This book is chock full of heartwarming, good story! I picked it up at 11:00 pm and could not put it down until I reached the last page. But hey, who needs sleep?
Encouragement for the Journey
Face it. Life can be a long, arduous climb filled with obstacles, but don't let that stop you from pursuing your goals because you are not alone...and the view from the top is worth the struggle. That's why I blog about my personal journey in order to encourage you in yours.
School is around the corner and it’s getting more than a little crazy around our house. In the calm before the storm hits next week, we’re busy regrouping. Evaluating where we’re headed and checking to see what we need to climb the mountain of challenges ahead. There are school supply lists to shop for. Updated technology requirements and new chargers to locate since the old cords have shorted out. Lists of fresh dorm supplies and
Last week, I shared about our change of pace on vacation thanks to my son’s surgery and need to use crutches. Well, he’s now been given permission to start putting weight on his leg and have officially entered a new phase in his recovery and injury rehabilitation where baby steps are the only steps. First, weight-bearing with crutch- or cane-assisted walking. Until he can ditch the help and walk pain free. Then we work on
Sometimes we all need a change of scenery and a change of pace to shake us out of our doldrums, recharge our internal batteries, and realign our priorities. That’s why taking a vacation is such an important part of our workplace sanity and family health. By getting away from the normal routines and environment, our eyes are challenged to see new things and adapt to new routines. (Not to mention, the extra rest that usually comes