6 Tips that will change the way you write

What is your Best Unconventional Writing Advice? It has nothing to do with grammar, or the English language, or what sells or doesn’t sell. I follow a few simple rules. I think I read this in Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott) “You have to stop writing as if your mother is reading over your shoulder!” I paraphrased, … Continue reading 6 Tips that will change the way you write

Why did it hurt so much?

What was the most difficult thing you had to deal with after writing and publishing your personal story or memoir? To understand what I’m about to reveal, let me explain that in 2008 I was given 6 months to live! I was diagnosed with a heart condition that I didn’t know I had but the … Continue reading Why did it hurt so much?

10 Successful Writers Secrets

Read, read, read. I love my iPad for reading. I know, lots of my friends want to touch and feel the paper. But I love my iPad, #2 will tell you why.When you read your favorite authors, as a writer, on an iPad you can highlight. Remember when you were in school? For some of … Continue reading 10 Successful Writers Secrets

How to be unforgettable

How did Toni Morrison influence your life? At this time in my life as I’ve allowed myself to fall in love again, I would say her words on love touch my soul in profound ways. Every great author and some who never achieve world-wide acclaim has affected our lives in a multitude of ways. Toni Morrison’s … Continue reading How to be unforgettable

A Coup? What was it like in Istanbul 2016?

Three years on, July 15 continues to be etched in people's memory REPRINTED THANKS TO: ŞEYMA NAZLI GÜRBÜZ@SeymNazliISTANBULPublished15.07.201900:07Updated15.07.2019 People stand their ground against the tanks of the coup plotters, July 15, 2016. The coup attempt has its place within the Turkish people's minds as one of the most catastrophic days for the country, with some … Continue reading A Coup? What was it like in Istanbul 2016?

The good news is, I’m pretty much who I say I am.

The Real Me ~ Ecrits Blogophilia Wk 18.12DORIS EMMETT·SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019 reprinted (with permission) because it's so awesome!! Something happens to my brain when I hear the line “tell me about the real you”. That (not so little at times) voice inside me whispers ...”yes yes go ahead and tell them”--but then the louder … Continue reading The good news is, I’m pretty much who I say I am.

I refused to die!

If you were writing a memoir about your life, what story would be the most important to tell? Lynda Filler, Writer, Novelist, Top QUORA Writer 2018 at Lynda Filler Author (2009-present) I published my first memoir, LOVE The Beat Goes On, in 2017 because I wanted to save lives. No, I’m not a medical doctor, … Continue reading I refused to die!

I’m Alive!

    It’s that time of year, again! Happy Mother’s Day! I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy in early 2008! After many months at 28% EF, there was no improvement although the shortness of breath and what felt like heart attack seemed under control with meds. The doctors told me at best I’d need … Continue reading I’m Alive!

These Are The Heroes Who Chased Off The Poway Synagogue Gunman

  The words of the Rabbi are riveting and stunningly beautiful in the message he delivers to the world. Please watch the video link for the message it delivers to all of us no matter what faith we practice. An Army veteran, an off-duty Border Patrol officer and an Israeli war veteran are credited with … Continue reading These Are The Heroes Who Chased Off The Poway Synagogue Gunman

We live today tomorrow we die. What’s the meaning of life?

When my younger son was a teenager, he said something to me that has stayed in my mind: We’re here for a good time, not a long time. I think none of us know how many years or days we have to wander this planet, so we should live each day as if it’s our last. I … Continue reading We live today tomorrow we die. What’s the meaning of life?