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Isn’t it romantic?

by Carol Burnside (aka Annie Rayburn) Initially, I was going to talk about Valentine’s Day which is coming up this Thursday. When I mentioned this to Miss Maggie, she paused in mid-stream pour of my cup of tea and harrumphed. I’m not sure what that meant, but I forged on. In preparation for writing this […]

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Does creativity spark more creativity?

by Carol Burnside (aka Annie Rayburn) I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying, “Out with the old. In with the new.” For a lot of people, a new year means change, resolutions, a clean slate in which to begin anew. But the truth of the matter is, that’s all a matter of attitude, a frame […]

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The value of experience

by Carol Burnside (aka Annie Rayburn) While watching The X Factor tonight, I was struck by how many of the contestants said they were petrified that first time on a big stage, but that they’d grown so much as singers and performers through their experience on the show. Mind you, the ‘live’ shows haven’t even started yet, […]

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From Writing Slump to Epiphany

by Carol Burnside (aka Annie Rayburn) Confession: I’ve been in a writing slump of late, but I think an epiphany may have catapulted me out of it. Let me explain… Speaking of that writing slump, by ‘of late’ I mean off and on for the last two years. Part of the writing slump had to […]

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Confessions of a Reality Show Junkie

I’m a reality show junkie when it comes to people reaching for their dreams. You can have the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows, Survivor and the Amazing Race, but make a show about an ordinary someone trying to achieve success with song, dance, art, food or interior design? You betcha. I’m glued to the screen. Thank goodness they don’t all […]

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May Good News and a Mash-Up of Links

 Good News    Marilyn Baron had a stellar month.   **The Edger Featured in University of Florida Magazine**  The Edger, the humorous women’s fiction by sisters Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman, is featured is the Spring 2012 issue of the Communicator, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications magazine. The article, called “College Bookstore: […]

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