Right the Write Way

One of the many mistakes writers make is wrong word usage. Spell check misses it, because there is nothing wrong with the spelling. Sometimes it gets by the writer, because our minds have a tendency to trick us into thinking it’s the correct word. Since I started writing, I’ve taught myself the do’s and don’ts of writing by reading and adhering to other authors’ advice. Reading traditional and self-published books helps me understand what works and doesn’t work. Thirteen years after writing my first unpublished novel, and reading numerous books, I’m beginning to realize that some of the do’s, don’ts, …

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Day Trip to Historical Sites

My husband and I had a four-day weekend together, so we decided to take a Friday day trip to a few historical sites. The weather was great, so I packed a little lunch and snacks and we were off. We drove about an hour away to the Sauerland District to a town called Arnsberg. As you can see, it has many foothills and the River Ruhr runs through here. First mentioned around 800, the counts of Werl built Arnsberg in the 11th century. The castle remains are an attraction for visitors and celebrations. I thought I’d share a few pictures …

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Light My Fire

Have you ever been in a situation where you just can’t believe what’s happening? Well I have. For me, this happened the evening before Easter. We decided to go to evening mass and then watch a bonfire, which is a German Easter tradition. I thought it would be a great experience for me. That evening, I wasn’t feeling well, but we went anyways. It was close to mass time when we arrived, so we were surprised to find the church dark. My husband guided me in, and as our eyes adjusted we noticed the filled pews. We looked at each …

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Let’s Talk Television

Since living in Germany, I probably watch more television series than when I lived in the States. Maybe it’s my way of connecting with English speakers. Maybe it helps my creativity, which it has in the past. Whatever the reason, the television shows I watch have an underlying commonality. They all kick ass in one way or another. *Stretches and then cracks knuckles* Let me walk you through a few of them. 1) The Good Wife = Hello? She, Alicia Florrick, stuck by her man, Peter, when he strayed and went to jail; a law firm hired her after being …

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