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Conflict! Conflict! Conflict!

Dragonfly Blue

I’ve been so busy with writing books, deadlines, making bears, taking pictures, 🙂 that I haven’t been teaching too many full-class online workshops, except on an individual basis. A publisher signed up seventeen of her authors to take my conflict course, so I’m happily critiquing student exercises.

Not all writers can teach. Not all teachers can teach. But ever since I was a kid, I wanted to teach. When I was in 6th grade, I was in Teachers of Tomorrow, and taught a class on artwork to 2nd graders and to 3rd graders later. It was a fun experience, and I always thought I’d be a teacher.

My dad discouraged it because there was no money in teaching, he said. So after getting a masters in business and accounting, working as a personnel officer, and doing so many different things, I started teaching writers how to hone their writing.

And I love it. But I’d kind of gotten away from it because I’ve been so busy with writing.

One of the things that I love about teaching, is it reminds me how to edit my own work as I’m critiquing. Wow, am I doing all the things I tell others to do???

🙂  <3

So I’m off to critique some more lessons, loving it, and still trying to get my word count in for A Silver Wolf Christmas! I reached 40,000 words last night, which means I’m halfway done, and worked on 3 bears!!!

Suzie, Too, Poodle Skirt Bear dressed for the 50s

Suzie, Too, Poodle Skirt Bear dressed for the 50s

New poodle skirt bear for that fun-loving 1950’s era!

Off to catch up on student lessons than word count.

Have a great Monday!!

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Wilde & Woolly Bears

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It’s a Bug Eat Bug Eat Bug World Out There

Dragonfly Blue

This was one of those times when I took a picture and caught something I didn’t plan to see. I was watering a little and saw the blue or pale green dragonfly. The others I caught before were brown. Except for the really blue, blue butterfly. So I had to get a shot. I ran back in the house, and then began shooting him, took it in the house, and cropped it and here he is preying on the aphids, but see another beneficial bug ready to prey on him?

I hope the dragonfly flew away. They’re both good bugs. I don’t want them eating each other! When I came back to turn off the water, both were gone. So I’m going to assume they both lived happily ever after.

And are still voraciously eating the bad bugs. This is the picture of the praying mantis in Charlotte. I had said I didn’t think I’d ever seen one in my yard before. Well, I still hadn’t, if I hadn’t taken this macro shot of the dragonfly.

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dragonfly brown and gold

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It truly is a very buggy world out here. Although, the population of yellow jackets is very small now. That’s because of THE BIRDS.

5 Wine Glasses!

22615448Title: Her Highland Hero
Author: Terry Spear
Format: ebook
Published: June 30th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | ARe
Source: Author
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 5/5

“Oh, how she loved the braw Highlander, his boldness as he’d regard her with his discerning gaze, and how she wished he’d touch her with his hands in the same places and not with just his eyes.” 

HER HIGHLAND HERO by Terry Spear is an incredible Scottish romance laced with intrigue, suspense and danger with a very satisfying ending that left me positively beaming. I literally could not put this book down once I started it;  I stayed up well past my bedtime finishing it but it was well worth it!  It was PERFECT!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  HER HIGHLAND HERO is the sixth book in Terry’s The Highlanders series;  however, as with all of Terry’s books, even though there are interconnected characters, each book can be fully enjoyed as a standalone.   Even though not necessary, I highly recommend reading every book in this series as they are all fantastic.

And here is the latest finished bear: Morrison Clan Bear

Morrison Clan Bear (640x536)

TGIF!!

Are you doing anything fun? I’m shipping bears and books and then trying to get caught up on writing. 🙂

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Charlotte, North Carolina–Authors After Dark Convention

Charlotte, NC 003 (497x640) praying mantis

Off to a crepe place for breakfast this morning at Authors After Dark with some readers and authors. Love the city. We found a praying mantis in our travels. Love the buildings. Will share more. 🙂

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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