Resuming the Writing Life

Tucson writer Ethel Lee-Miiler shares her “bumper sticker philosophy,” positive words for balanced living.


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A Month for Kindness

Using February as a month for special attention to kindness. How books can jumpstart the commitment. Try The Education of the Heart.


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If Christmas Characters Published Their Book- Part 2

Ethel Lee-Miller created a list of bestseller books for 2016. If only these Christmas characters had really published the book. Fun for the whole family.


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What Books Reside in Your Heart?

How an excerpt from Pat Conroy’s book, My Reading Life, affected one writer. Reading and writing- still a great partnership.


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Snapshot of a Character

Ideas for characters come from being on the lookout for sights and sounds, with a touch of willingness to be open to whatever comes to mind.


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Color Away That Stress

Dana Lee of RealFitTV guest blogs with Ethel Lee-Miller. Holiday stress relief.


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Color My Writing

Give yourself a lift with your writing. Bathe it in color.


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Perfection

More fun with words. Appropriate, trendy, cliche. What are you saying?


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Awesome is the New Okay

I’m awesome- and so are you. Really? Say what you mean.


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What’s In Your Closet? Part One

The dividing line between seasonal clothes is blurry when you live in Tucson. What do to about spring clothes organizing and other spring cleaning? Discard, donate, Declutter.


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The 12 Days of Holiday Movies

My absolute favorite time of year is Christmas. Blogs for the next 12 days will be thoughts about some of my favorite holiday movies. Stop by to get a bit of the plot of the day’s title, the lure of the story, and words that caught my attention by sound, image, or message.


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Kindergarten Cuisine–A Thanksgiving Memory

Ethel Lee-Miller’s first attempt at cooking a Thanksgiving turkey might have seemed like a disaster to some, but after all these years, it’s still good for a laugh.


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So, How’s Your Writing Going?

Everyday conversations plant more seeds for stories than first imagined. Keep track of them. Write them down. Take time to let the ideas simmer.


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Atria Writers Group: August

A two-hour facilitated workshop providing support, ideas, and sharing time for writers.


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People, Places, and Things—In Paris

My fascination, aka curiosity, about people gets a workout in France.


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Writing Classics – Book #9 | The Art of Fiction (2000) by Ayn Rand

The Art of Fiction is a collection of lectures Ayn Rand gave in 1958 in her living room (can you imagine being there!) on the four elements of fiction—theme, plot, characterization, and style.


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