Mercedes M. Yardley

What Should We Do with Blog Awards?

May 19, 2011 Random Musings
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Sometimes it still comes as a shock to me that anyone visits my blog and cares about what I have to say.  So when I received my first blog award, I was completely unprepared. My first thought was of being tremendously flattered.  I think my exact reaction was, Me? Seriously? That thought was quickly followed […]

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Do You Have a Muse?

April 28, 2011 Random Musings
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All writers get their ideas from somewhere.  The question is—where, or what, is that somewhere? I don’t believe muses are entities like those venerated in Ancient Greece.  However, when my subconscious comes up with things I never saw coming and never could have consciously created in a million years, it’s easy for me to understand […]

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Writers: One Big Happy Family

November 16, 2010 Random Musings
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First, let me say: No, I don’t mean this blog title sarcastically.  I really have made some great friends in the writing sphere.  Some of them are further along in the process than I am (agented, or even published), but I honestly wish only the best for them.  Even my less-than-stellar contest scores didn’t lead […]

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Tweet Week: Twitter—A Social Media Love Story

September 30, 2010 Writing Stuff
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Last time, Kristen Lamb guest blogged for me about how Twitter can be a writer’s BFF.  And maybe some of you weren’t convinced.  (Really, Jami, we know you’re just trying to justify your time on that thing.  Of course a social media expert would say social media is important.  Duh.) So I brought back-up with […]

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