After reviewing a few articles on the benefits of smiling, here my favorites: It’s contagious. That’s why I enjoy smiling at grumpy people in the grocery store. Makes you look thinner and younger. Elevates your mood. Gives your brain more pleasure than chocolate. Wow! Help you live longer. Sometimes, smiling is not appropriate. Here’s an […]
Two different characters and situations. But in both books the end surprised me. RJ had been so thoughtful. Marrying Sophie to fulfill a promise to her father so she would not be homeless. When she graduated college, he confirmed she still wanted to come home with him to Laughing Falls. I was stunned when he
Seth Godin is a guru at marketing. “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.” In the quote, he is talking about all marketers. From food brands to cars. Have a story that appeals to your customers. Think of how often brands appeal to you. The luxury car—need I say
I don’t get choked up writing emotional scenes. But when I am revising them, certain things hit me. Hope there are no spoilers here. Writing the scenes when everyone is missing Harlan, Jr. my concern was getting the emotions right for several characters. But when I reread the funeral scene, I was all choked up.