Monthly Archives: November 2020

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River of Leaves

Okay, technically, it’s a canal full of leaves, but that doesn’t sound as dramatic!Thanksgiving Day was super windy. So many leaves blew off the trees that they turned part of the local canal into a sheet of leaves.  If I hadn’t know better, Iā€™d have thought I could walk across this. šŸ˜‰

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No Power-Hungry Protagonists, Please

I recently stopped reading two different books because the only goal of the protagonist was to gain more and more power. The quest for power by itself has no interest for me. A character who wants people to hail them as a hero because their ego needs it? Nope. Not interested. Wanting power just so no […]

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Refilling the Creative Well

Image licensed from Depositphotos. Copyright: Tatyana YamshanovaThis morning I listened to a podcast about how writers can replenish their creative energy. This was in reference both to the creativity needed to come up with new story ideas and the creativity needed to run an author business. My usual way of refilling my creative well is reading […]

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The Gift by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

I recently listened to an amazing, inspirational interview with Dr. Edith Eva Eger on the Marie Forleo Podcast. Dr. Eger has a new book out called The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life. This interview made me cry and gave me hope. I immediately put in a hold request for the audiobook from my local […]

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The November Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

It’s funny typos time again! The November 2020 edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, November 5th.  If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up in your spam […]

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Staying Calm

Image licensed from Depositphotos. Copyright: Dmitry RukhlenkoWith all the stress and uncertainty right now surrounding the elections in the U.S. and the potential for another round of COVID-19 lockdowns, I’m struggling to stay calm. Here are a few things that are helping me.Deep breathing. I like to inhale for the count of four, trying to […]

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