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Merry Christmas !

by Barbara Wood last modified Dec 25, 2017 08:07

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Have a Fabulous Day!

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Books are for EVERYONE

by Barbara Wood last modified Dec 22, 2017 09:21

Even Santa needs something to read!

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There's still time!

by Barbara Wood last modified Dec 18, 2017 06:12

What's on your list?

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No Time Like The Present

by Barbara Wood last modified Dec 12, 2017 06:01

 

No need to wait for January to get started on a new plan, a new idea, a life changing dream. Get started now! What journey are you on?

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The Far River

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 27, 2017 16:24

I've often said that my books are like children.  I don't have a favorite.  I love them all equally.  Special delivery coming in about 4 months!  Enjoy!

Pre-Order is available now :)

I hope you like it :)

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 23, 2017 04:41

Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Americans!

Whether you are putting the turkey in the oven right now, or traveling to be with family, or hosting the day's celebration, or enjoying the great outdoors, or having a quiet day, I hope you enjoy today! And to my international friends, I hope your Thursday is a great one!

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Inspiration - Found Everywhere

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 20, 2017 08:53

A writer finds inspiration everywhere!

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Your Story Matters

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 16, 2017 18:13

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Inspiration

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 10, 2017 06:30

I am frequently asked for advice on how to write.  And just as frequently, I get requests for inspiration.  So here are two for the price of one.

While I do not write non-fiction, I do nonetheless strive for accuracy, realism and truth in my writing, because people believe the printed word.  And so my advice pertains to both genres, fiction and non-fiction: be sure of your facts and be prepared to back them up.  Don’t do shoddy research.  Be meticulous.  Readers are placing faith in you.  

As for “inspirational” advice, one word: Perseverance.  If you desire to publish someday, get your ideas or stories out there, and then stick to it, write, get those words down, don’t let anything, or anyone, stand in your way.  Listen with an open mind to criticism and suggestions for rewrites.  Remember, editors are not adversaries, they are people who want the best possible writing you can offer, and very often an editor can see what you have overlooked.

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More Love

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 07, 2017 06:31

More love in the World please :)

 

 

 

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Trick Or Treat!

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 31, 2017 11:33

Happy Halloween!

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It's Monday!

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 29, 2017 19:03

It's Monday!

Beginning of a week of possibilities.

Hope yours is GREAT!

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Fall . . . Nope not quite!

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 23, 2017 10:07

Fall, where did you go?

Come back!! 

100 degrees in my neck of the woods today :(

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Sail Away Today

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 17, 2017 07:33

 

 

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry.
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll;
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human Soul!

- Emily Dickinson

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A Little Bit Of Hope

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 13, 2017 19:36

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That Time Of The Week Again

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 09, 2017 09:37

How's yours?

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Thoughts and Prayers

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 06, 2017 06:52

For someone who makes a living out of words, I'm lost for them when things like this happen.

Thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this senseless tragedy.

 

 

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In Front Of The Tomatoes

by Barbara Wood last modified Sep 13, 2017 07:05

I've mentioned before how I enjoy people watching as well as listening to people - their stories.  Sometimes, I observe or hear interesting, amusing, and sometimes shocking things.  And maybe, just maybe some of these are incorporated into a future character.   Well, I had such an encouter  yesterday . . .

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Thinking of You

by Barbara Wood last modified Sep 11, 2017 09:12

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all our friends in Floriday and all who have experienced the wrath of Hurricane Irma.

 

 

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Books are . . .

by Barbara Wood last modified Aug 28, 2017 18:51

Books are the plane, the train, and the road.

They are the destination and the journey.

They are home.

Anna Quindlen.

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2018-06-09

A Brand New Day


2018-05-31

Too Much Information!


2018-05-20

Vital Signs and #metoo


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May 12, 2018

Hippokratova přísaha


Nov 27, 2017

My Next Book - The Far River


Nov 20, 2017

Audio Book - Woman Of A Thousand Secrets


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