May 312021
 

I truly enjoy talking about my books with kids in Chicago while I’m in Texas in my pjs. Video for Creative Writing Tips

Writing Tips with high school students in Chicago.

Mar 132021
 

The story of my beautiful wedding has been commemorated in two books. The flowers, the music, our vows, my mother-in-law’s laughter. Now, once again our story has been noted as one of the best. However, After 56 years, I’m not sure how to take this one. Chicken Soup for the Soul shares the funniest stories [read more…]

Nov 242018
 
First Day of Christmas- 6 Gifts for Writing Your Story

Chicken Soup for a Sick Scene and Sequel – A Tool to Engage Your Audience I love family stories. Remember sitting around the table, telling stories, often the same stories year after year. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing–it can be a historical thriller or a book for your family. Chicken Soup story is a good way to [read more…]

Sep 062018
 
Five Steps for Writing an Excellent College Entrance Essay Or  An Effective Letter to Your Parents Asking for More Money

Tell ItX2 card I understand if you are reading this, you want colleges to beg you to come to their school. These steps can help you stand out from the competition. Imagine a group of professors, staff members or student assistants sitting in a dimly lit room with stacks of entrance essays looming above them. They [read more…]

May 042018
 
All Writers Pray

Believe me–all writers pray. “Oh, God! Help! 😳Where did that file go?” Or “Please, God. What happened? All lost?😫 Sometimes we pray. “Please make that editor buy my book! ” And sometimes we ask God to damm our computers.  We send prayers for people searching for books on Amazon. Today was a perfect example. I [read more…]

Jan 032018
 
Everyone Should Write Their Stories

I recommend everyone write their Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. If you are a teacher, I especially encourage you to read and write Chicken Soup stories.  If you are a student, or a mom of a student, a writer, a business person, a preacher or Sunday School teacher.   Especially if you are a grandmother.  [read more…]