Why I Don’t Like Unicorns

There was a time when a group of writers I know were obsessed with unicorns for yet another reason. This post appealed to me because I didn’t get it. 🙂

Blurt

Recently, someone asked where I stood “on the unicorn question.

I don’t like unicorns.

Now, you’d be correct if you pointed out that I’ve never met a unicorn. There may be a unicorn out there who could change my mind. The first unicorn I meet might make me think otherwise about the rest of them. He might, but I doubt it.

A Brief Shot At Mimes

It’s not my way to condemn an entire group, as I’m doing with unicorns.

There are exceptions. I think we can all agree that all flu viruses and all mimes are worthy of our condemnation. That is because we know that it is inconceivable to think that we might meet an individual mime or a single virus who would make us feel bad about disliking their entire species.

Until I meet that one unicorn who changes my mind, I am sticking with my…

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Author and Blogger Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

January Author/Blogger Fan Appreciation Giveaway
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This is a joint Author & Blogger giveaway!

Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a prize pack totaling  $240 in amazon gift cards!  This is our way of saying thank you to all of our wonderful fans who support us each and everyday.  As an additional thank you we have set it up so our fans can vote for their favorite book bloggers.  This is another way of giving back because we know that the money won by the book bloggers will in turn find it’s way to their followers and more books will reach even more people.  Thank you everyone, your support means the world!

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Giveaway Details
 

1st prize fan winner will receive $100 amazon gift card.

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2nd prize fan winner will receive $15 amazon gift card.
2nd prize blogger winner will receive a $15 amazon gift card.
The giveaway starts January 22nd, 2014 and will go until February 5th, 2014 (1/22/14 – 2/5/14)

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code. The winning Entries will be verified prior to prizes being awarded. There is no purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winners will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or new winners will be selected.

This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Jenn from Back Off My Books and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers.

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The Giveaway
 

The very first entry option is for you to vote for your favorite Book Blog.  The Book Blogs with the most votes will win the 1st and 2nd Blogger Prize respectively.  If there is a book blog you follow and love make sure to let them know about this giveaway so they can pimp it out to their fellow followers to increase their chance at winning.

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How Will You Turn Your Dreams Into Reality?

Coley's Locket

Today is the day that we celebrate the man who changed history forever. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw injustice in the world and decided that he would not stay silent. He stood up for his people, his country, and for his God. He gave up his comfortability and convenience for the challenge of leading others. He understood that a better future could be achieved and made it his goal to see it happen. He did not let fear stop him because he knew that “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). He was a man of honor, courage, and faith.

“I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long… How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – MLK’s ‘Our…

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If Writing Is Not Your Day Job, Are You Still a Writer?

I had my answer ready before reading this. What is yours?

Waiting Outside of Parnassus

At what point is one allowed to call oneself a writer is a question that I’ve spent far too much time contemplating. When I was younger, I would shy away from calling myself a writer because my writing wasn’t serious, wasn’t good, wasn’t published, wasn’t published in a paying magazine, and myriad of other reasons. I now say that the only thing that makes a person a writer is that they write (something I’ve heard a lot of other people say for a long time before I accepted its obvious truth). As long as I spend a good portion of my time getting words on the page, I am a writer. Maybe not a good one, a successful one or any other qualifier, but I am inarguably a writer, though there is always a little (or huge) part of me that doesn’t think I can call myself one. Part of the…

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