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It’s Not a Waste of Time

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Many years ago when President Jimmy Carter’s term ended, we decided to write a letter to The Washington Post.  To our surprise it was published on the editorial page.  Now if you know anything about The Washington Post, you know it is the premier newspaper in the nation’s capital. Additionally, the Washington, DC area is …

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Why We Should Write – NOW!

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Years ago I took a creativity course for which the text was The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.  Because her book created an environment for self-examination, I learned a lot about why it was necessary to write each day.  For many years I would start the morning with “the morning pages,” a ritual defined and …

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VANESSA – A Love Story (Introduction)

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Finally, I have decided to do something with a novel I wrote eight years ago. That’s right eight years ago!  You are probably wondering what took me so long?  A good question, and one that is not difficult to answer.  I had to resolve some issues with my leading male character – his name for …

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What I Learned About Writing

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For the longest time I have known that math was an issue for many people, and that the math drama had started early in their lives.  What I had not thought about is that for many of us, having to write caused angst as well.  And yet we can all count, and we can all …

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A Self-Publishing Saga

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When I first created Godosan Publications LLC I had expected to turn out several books of my own as well as the books of others.  It did not work out as I had anticipated.  My fourth book, VANESSA – A Love Story, will be available this fall, and what has amazed me is how the …

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The Sandra You May Not Know

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As Sandra Lynn I am an author, artist, teacher, activist and new best friend.  When I wrote my brief bio the first time, I had not thought about the significance of playing Rachmaninoff on the piano at the age of 12, nor of getting a graduate degree by the age of 22.  (How we take …

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