Tag Archives: Joanne Guidoccio

10 Quotable Quotes from No More Secrets

Whenever I pick up a new book—fiction or nonfiction—I like to pause and note any passages that trigger aha moments. In earlier times (pre-computer), I would copy those pearls of wisdom into an “Inspirational Quotations” file. I still have that … Continue reading

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13 Inspiring Second Acts

Originally, I had planned to devote six months, possibly a year to the Second Acts Series. This was the plan concocted during the summer of 2013: Use the second acts of real-life women to launch an ex-mermaid’s reinvention story in … Continue reading

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May We Never Forget

Several years ago on November 11th, singer/songwriter Terry Kelly visited a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55, he heard an announcement over the store’s public address system asking customers to give two minutes of silence at eleven o’clock. … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Motivation From My Bookshelves

In 1977, I purchased my first self-help book, Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Since that time, I have devoured hundreds (possibly thousands) of self-help books. Some I’ve purchased…others I’ve borrowed…some I’ve reviewed…many I’ve given away. Here are ten … Continue reading

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Marketing Methods By Authors

Each time I’m faced with a new book release (or resurrecting an older release), I ponder the most effective ways of marketing my book. Over the years, I’ve learned by observing other authors and their methods. For this blog, I’ve given … Continue reading

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How to Select the Right Title

Once I have the initial spark of an idea, I let it percolate for several days, sometimes longer, until the right words come to mind. Those two to six words often come with no warning and provide the starting signal … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Mary Poppins

In addition to many fond memories of the magical nanny played by Julie Andrews and her side-kick Bert (Dick Van Dyke), a Cockney jack-of-all-trades, I have great appreciation for the life lessons imparted by Mary Poppins. Well begun is half-done. … Continue reading

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10 Cool Delights…On a Budget!

Last week, I treated myself to a Dairy Queen banana split. I tried not to gasp when the clerk told me the price was $6.77 (CDN). I inquired about the other prices and discovered that, like everything else, Dairy Queen … Continue reading

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From My Bookshelves

For over two decades, I have been collecting books that inspire and motivate my creativity. While many of my early choices were craft books, I have also gravitated toward self-help literature dealing with writing blocks. Here are ten of my … Continue reading

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Pearls of Second Act Wisdom

In July 2013, I started the Second Acts series on my blog. My original intention was to feature the reinvention stories of twelve women as part of the launch to my debut novel, Between Land and Sea, Book 1 of … Continue reading

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