Tag Personal Development

What Makes a House a Home

Next time, I unpack the books first We moved in twelve days ago, but today I finally feel like I live here We lived in this house in a sweet neighborhood in Southeast Boise, Idaho for six years before emptying it…

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What I Wish I Could’ve Said

To the Black mom protecting her son I understand why you fear for your teen son I’m a mother of sons too, and while mine are grown men now, I vividly recall the stomach-dropping anxiety of their adolescent years. But I’m…

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What To Do On Juneteenth

White people, there’s a lot to learn Now that it’s a federal holiday, most white folks at least know about Juneteenth But we may not be clear on what it means. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when Major General Gordon…

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Nevertheless, I Persisted

Success has a lot to do with just not quitting I found an agent with the first book I wrote Does that sound like I had instant beginner’s luck? A win, right out of the box? Lest you roll your eyes,…

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Killing Your Darlings, Softly

When your book has to cut weight or die Writing a novel has a lot in common with gardening You prepare the soil, removing rocks and dead roots (limiting beliefs, self-defeating assumptions) and adding amendments (reading, daydreaming). You select seeds…

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