Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray


Angela Breidenbach

Angie's Place

Buried . . . or Rising Again?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of your commitments? How do you find time to follow your dream if the to-do list keeps getting longer and longer? Rising again isn’t impossible. Rising again takes intentional focus and the desire to make a list and work the list. But where do we start? What comes first?

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Loree Lough

Loree's Lough Down


When I sit down to plot out a novel, I usually start with the male protagonist. Don’t ask me why (because my husband reads this column, too!), but more than a few of my heroes resemble Tom Selleck, Sean Connery, and George Cloony. Whether tall or not-so, blue-eyed or Scottish-accented, they have one thing in common: Men and women like these fellas.

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Caroline Friday

At the Movies

The Vow

For those who loved The Notebook, The Vow is an opportunity to see Hollywood sweetheart Rachel McAdams in another tale of ill-fated lovers whose relationship prevails despite overwhelming obstacles. Paired with Channing Tatum (who is very different from Ryan Gosling in The Notebook but still very appealing), sparks fly between the two, which provides for a very satisfying romantic tale.

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How NOT To Get Published

Thomas Smith

What My Dogs Taught Me about Writing

My dog is writing my column this month. And while you may think she has been writing all of them, I take credit for all but this one. My wife and I have a springer spaniel. Chloe, one year old, is our third. The first two are no longer with us. All three dogs grew up doing the same thing.

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