Category Archives: Life 101

Why I will become a more positive person #inspiration #motivation #BePositive

Some people remain sunny and pleasant even when faced with severe adversity. Others seem to be trapped under a cloud of gloom all the time. Most of us, myself included, are in the middle, generally in a good mood, but … Continue reading

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Bracing for a whirlwind 2018, what I expect this year…

As I write this, I am sitting in the calm before the storm.  2018 is showing every indication of being a category 5 hurricane. I had high hopes this year of writing/publishing only four, maybe five books. You know, cutting … Continue reading

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2017 in review: a surprising renaissance year…my best ever….

The year in review blog is my annual report to myself. Compiling and analyzing the data give me insight and direction to move forward. 2017 was a pivotal year for me. It was a surprisingly great year. I’m calling 2017 … Continue reading

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#AuthorsInSpace: Cara Bristol’s functional writing office…#scifirom

I had another author’s post scheduled for today, but it fell through, so you get me. What is most special to me about my office is that it is mine, all mine, only mine and is devoted to my writing … Continue reading

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Getting organized during the lull….

As a author, I have a lot to keep track of and to schedule. I hate it when I can’t find something or my email inbox balloons to hundreds of emails. I’m afraid I’ll drop the ball and miss something, … Continue reading

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Victory! I reached my #WeightWatchers goal! #HealthyLifestyle #HealthyEating

Last week I finally met my weight loss goal to lose 10 pounds (actually 10.5). I joined Weight Watcher’s on May 22, 2017 and reached my goal on November 6, 2017. It took 5 ½ months—that’s less than a ½ … Continue reading

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Organized clutter…the office of author Eve Langlais #AuthorsInSpace

By Eve Langlais My office is in my house on the main floor. It used to be the combined living room dining room space. Since we never used it, it became my office. Now the family congregates in the family … Continue reading

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A ‘creative’ writing office for author Sue Lyndon #AuthorsInSpace #ScifiRom

By Sue Lyndon My home office is for more than writing, as you can see from the scrapbooking area to the right and the sewing desk to the left. I do all sorts of creative things in my office, although … Continue reading

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Authors v. artists, books v. art…similarities & notable differences

Art and writing….are they alike? This past Friday I attended the “First Friday Art Walk” in Springfield, Missouri, a monthly event in which local galleries hold an open house and feature the works of local artists. You can drink wine, … Continue reading

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Funny food stories…some humor for a Monday

What do you blog about when you have nothing to blog about? Food! I thought I’d share a few funny stories involving food. The tamale tale My sister-in-law, a respiratory therapist, had worked in Saudia Arabia, where she met and … Continue reading

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