Jeanne Owens, author

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The Writer’s Prayer

Joanne Guidoccio

Yesterday evening, I joined The Artist’s Way group, facilitated by Lisa Browning of One Thousand Trees. One of the tasks in Week 4 involved creating an artist’s prayer. While reflecting, I found inspiration in the following prayer written by Sandy Tritt.

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Open my mind, Lord. Grant me the talent to write with clarity and style, so my words go down rich and smooth, like fine wine, and leave my reader thirsty for more.

Open my heart, Lord. Grant me the sensitivity to understand my characters–their hopes, their wants, their dreams–and help me to confer that empathy to my reader.

Open my soul, Lord, so I may be a channel to wisdom and creativity from beyond my Self. Stoke my imagination with vivid imagery and vibrant perception.

But most of all, Lord, help me to know the Truth, so my fiction is more honest than actuality and reaches the depths…

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Irish Proverb – One-liner Wednesday

There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse. – Irish proverb

Part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/04/29/one-liner-wednesday-aha/


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More Writer Humor

The movie Stranger Than Fiction made me see my books very differently. And then I got upset with the author writing my story and wished I could break a foot off in their butt. 😀 So this meme speaks to me.

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We are storytellers. Once again, with pride

Nicholas C. Rossis

What’s that well called?

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books image: marketingmercenary.net

There once was a well, in the middle of a field. It was known, quite unimaginatively, as the well in the field. Then, one morning, the farmer who owned the field found a drowned body inside. Shocked, the nearby villagers changed the well’s name to well of ill luck. They avoided it, superstitious lot that they were, and it was considered bad luck to pass that field at night.

A few months later, it emerged that the body belonged to a notorious criminal, who had escaped the authorities. Henceforth, the well was known as the well of Divine justice.

Thus, local storytellers interpreted reality in three different ways.

As time passed, zealous locals embellished the story. A just spirit now resided deep within the well. Anyone making offerings to it, would get justice. People started referring to the well with reverence…

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Book promotion opinions

Ok. So I’m considering running a promotion on Amazon for my book Chronicles of Riss I just haven’t decided yet which way to go with it. Do I want to make it a $0.99 sale, or offer it free? And for how long? I’ve never done one of these before, so I’m really not sure how to go. What do you all think? And any tips?


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Taxes vs Taxidermy – One-liner Wednesday

“What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.” – Mark Twain

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/04/22/one-liner-wednesday-like-a-rolling-stone/


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Ever take Cues from Your Subconscious?

My muse has been trying to get my attention lately, sending me a few flashes of story ideas here and there. And I have been intending to start trying to work on them. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. My muse is probably getting frustrated with me again.


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The Publishing process…in GIF form :)

A little writing humor for you all to enjoy. And I must say, it’s pretty accurate.

The Writing Chimp

Sometimes we need a chuckle 🙂

Can’t believe Kermit was not there!

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http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2012/08/the-publishing-process-in-gif-form.html

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FREE KINDLE BOOK!

A collection of short stories by fifth graders! Show them some love 🙂

Here there Be Dragons!

Highland Park Presents is FREE from RIGHT NOW until Midnight Friday night.

This book is a compilation of short stories written by my Fifth Graders in Oklahoma and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be able to show them that their book is traveling across the world.

I cannot promise perfect literature, but I can promise interesting and surprising stories that were created by hard working and talented 10-13 yr olds.

Give it a look and make a Fifth Grader’s day!

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