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Pushing Past Fear into Unsuspecting Joy

By Jeanine Englert Last year at this time, I never could have imagined being here writing a blog for Soul Mate Publishing a mere week after publishing my debut novel with them. This is a joy I never expected, but … Continue reading

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Persistence and My Persisters

By: Jeanine Englert This is my twentieth year of teaching. I know, you should shudder at the thought of how many of my cultural references don’t work anymore in my classes. But, over all of the years I have been … Continue reading

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Choose to THRIVE in 2019. . .

By: Jeanine Englert February generally brings a bit of reality after the fresh, shiny glow of the New Year. In January, everything seems possible, but sometimes by the end of February, you might wonder. . . can I really _______ … Continue reading

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My Particular Lack of Promotion

Why do I punish myself . . . I’m a masochist. Masochism is an eponym — a word named after a person. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer in the nineteenth century who described the gratification he got from … Continue reading

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The ‘Write-aholic’ Intervention

My family says I’ve changed since I’ve become an author. Not in the sense of becoming overly confident or proud. They say I no longer clean my house. Ashley, my youngest, said to me over the Christmas Holidays. “Mom, Jennifer … Continue reading

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How much ‘Stuff’ do you have?

Recently on my way home from work I drove by a newly bulldozed construction site. The embers of trees still smoldering. A sign announced the coming of, yet another, self-storage complex. Really? Are all the other storage places full? How … Continue reading

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When the Muse Take a Vacation

Sun. Surf. Frothy drinks with little umbrellas. Gorgeous sunsets and gentle breezes. SIGH. Sounds like the perfect vacation, right? I’m sure it is. And my Muse, that backstabbing b#*^!, has gone without me. Don’t get me wrong. Most of the … Continue reading

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