Fear Factor

- by Barbara Bretton

I spent much of the early part of this year trying to remember how it felt to write fearlessly. I had actually convinced myself that this was the first time I’d ever written scared, but I was wrong. That’s the problem with keeping  journals. They tell the truth. They make you remember all the things […]

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What’s On Your Keeper Shelf?

- by Barbara Bretton

I went upstairs yesterday afternoon to burrow under the covers and try to nap but it was too noisy up there. Too many books, all screaming for my attention. All with stories to tell and memories attached. You see, we have bookshelves in every room of the house. We’re overflowing with books. If ever the […]

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Amazon Kindle: My First Year Review

- by Barbara Bretton

One year into my Amazon Kindle experience, it’s time to evaluate the relationship. This is a highly partial, definitely biased, non-techno savvy review. I love reading on screen. Big screens. Little screens. PDAs. Dedicated readers. I’ve loved it since my Rocket Book many years ago, loved it through the TV Guide/RCA model. Even loved it […]

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Writers Write

- by Barbara Bretton

I should know better.  I really should.  I’ve been doing this for over twenty-five years now and I’ve heard every stupid statement a writer can possibly hear.  Maybe I’m just feeling short-tempered tonight or maybe I’m seeing the situation more clearly, without the layers of emotion that usually attach themselves to the subject.  Let me […]

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