Category Archives: Inspirational

For as long as I remember, it has been a Christmas Eve tradition in the Bricken household to go door-to-door and sing. So, Grandma and I squeezed into to Bart’s old truck and off we went with Wendy, Pastor Lucas … Continue reading

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It is an amazing accomplishment to write a book. It is even a greater achievement to navigate the stormy seas of publishing and reach the shore with your finished product. If you chose to publish as an independent author, or … Continue reading

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Find out how to claim a free, signed copy of Ravens Cove, An Alaska Iconoclast Mystery at www.ravenscove.maryannpoll.com. Click on ‘Share’ and follow the instructions. I’ve lost count of how many people ask me when I started writing or how … Continue reading

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 I have enormous respect for authors of reference books for other writers. There is one in particular that I go to time and again—The Pocket Muse by Monica Wood. If you are having difficulty beginning your novel, or if you’re … Continue reading

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Just the title of this blog is enough to make me want to go take a nap. I mean, really, this is awfully technical stuff for a creative writer. (Do I hear an “AMEN?”) Still, they are the only way … Continue reading

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