Tag Archives: Ryan Jo Summers

By Rote with Ryan–How Reading for Reviews can Make you a better Writer

It is no secret writers tend to be readers. It’s a sort of form follows function. Or a simple process of evolution. Call it what you wish, however after nearly five decades as a reader, and four as a writer, … Continue reading

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By Rote with Ryan: How Writing is Like Garage Sales

Late August is National Garage Sale Day. I guess it’s a final push to celebrate summer by offering the by-products of all that spring and summer cleaning we’ve been doing while making a little cash in the process. And one … Continue reading

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By Rote with Ryan

I’ve been thinking about writing lately–mostly because I’ve had so precious little time to write much—between leaving one job and taking another and working both while the notice week finished out. (My desk has a scary resemblance to the ones … Continue reading

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Encouraging Young Readers

Recently I was visiting a friend at her house. Her seven-year-old granddaughter read a graphic novel about a lost kitten to me. I marveled at how well she read and praised her lavishly. Later, she stopped reading and marked her … Continue reading

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Love of Christmas Reads, by Tina Susedik

Thanksgiving is over. The kids and grandkids are gone. House is put back in order. Husband and I have had leftovers twice – so far. I’ve thought many times about what I’m thankful for – which are too many to … Continue reading

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A New Christmas Anthology – Sizzle in the Snow

I have been fortunate to be part of two anthologies with Soul Mate Publishing. I recently signed a contract for another short story for the upcoming Christmas anthology, Sizzle in the Snow. I’m so excited to be included with seven … Continue reading

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Grateful for Second Act Wisdom

Since July 2013, I have interviewed over seventy women from three different continents and shared their reinvention stories in the Second Acts series on my blog. Originally, I had intended to focus primarily on boomer women and their older sisters, … Continue reading

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