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Image Remembering Swings
By Sharon Brown on November 9, 2011

There's just something about the wind in my hair and the breeze on my face that's magic. If I close my eyes I'm flying, free as a butterfly, happy as a lark, with not a care in the world. There's just something magic about swings.

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Image Dancing through Iowa
By Sharon Brown on May 29, 2011

My son said: "You're going to Iowa? What's in Iowa?" Actually, I wasn't sure when he asked me, but now that I've been there, oh wow! Let me tell you all about it. There are wonderful people, marvelous food, gorgeous rich land AND I even got to enjoy my second spring.

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Image Self-Publishing. Why Not?
By ToniLeland on March 25, 2011

Publishing your own book is not for everyone. In fact, most writers cower at the thought of paying to have their own work published, based on past public opinion that most self-published books are terrible; if they were any good, wouldn't someone have snapped up the stories, and sent the author on his or her way to fame and fortune?

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Image When Abraham Wakes Up
By Sharon Brown on March 20, 2011

I didn't know a thing about calendars. I didn't know when seasons were supposed to change, I really didn't care very much. But I always knew when it was spring. That's when Abraham wakes up.

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Image Memories of Mom
By Larry Rettig on March 16, 2011

Mom was a great fan of crossword puzzles. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of the two of us sitting together quietly and puzzling out the words to fill the empty squares.

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Image What is a Genre?
By ToniLeland on March 14, 2011

All writing falls into what we call genres, the categories that describe the style and content of a piece of work. We have about 28 genres and sub-genres from which to choose, but do you know what they are? Here's a list to give you ideas.

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Image Changing Directions
By Sharon Brown on March 14, 2011

It's never too late to change directions, especially if the new direction leads to wonderful things. The older I get the more I resist change; recently I took a deep breath and jumped right into the middle of a dream I'd had for a long time. Let me tell you about all the changes...

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Image Writing Etiquette: You need to know...
By Sharon Brown on January 7, 2011

As Cubits grows, so does our writing experience. Writing online involves legal responsibility. Here are some tips and a bit of advice to help you write the perfect article (and to keep you from stumbling after it's published).

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Image The Red Pitcher
By Sharon Brown on December 25, 2010

It's Christmas and I am spending it alone.

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Image Baby Boys and Open Doors
By Sharon Brown on October 7, 2010

My Granny Ninna always told me, "Don't waste your time crying, when one door closes, another one opens right up in front of you."

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Image The Garden That Nature Made
By Lee Anne Stark on September 8, 2010

My first large garden was, by necessity, a most natural garden. Read on to find out why.

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Image Cooking from the Heart, a new book by Debbie Troiso
By Sharon Brown on July 18, 2010

There are lots of things I do very well. I can paint, decorate, sew, grow flowers, write a word or two, but I am a rotten cook. Really rotten. You wouldn't know that by looking at my children, but they'll be the first to tell you that cooking is not my strongest talent. I do admire those who cook well, and I truly do enjoy eating wonderful foods, but I just can't cook. However, I know someone who can! Not only that, but SHE JUST PUBLISHED A COOKBOOK...

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Image My Dog Sam by ButterflyChaser
By Sharon Brown on May 9, 2010

Everybody loves to read pet stories, and I'm no exception. One of my cubit members wrote about her dog, Sam, and it is such a good story I had to share it with you. Here's ButterflyChaser's (NancyAnn) story about her very special garden dog, written in her own words. Join me as we meet NancyAnn's Sam.

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Image The Cow Jumped Over the Moon: A writing tutorial
By Sharon Brown on April 24, 2010

It's all in how you write it. Folks will read it or they won't. But the truth is, if you can talk, you can write. Some of you asked for a writing tutorial, so join with me and let's play with words.

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Image Stories from the Writers Cubit: Wild Horse Dream by Valleylynn
By Sharon Brown on April 7, 2010

I hope you are enjoying the stories from the Writers and Words Cubit. We love writing them, and this is a heartfelt story by Valleylynn. Please share your comments with her at the end of this article. We'd like to have you visit us in the Writers Cubit, we have lots more stories there.

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Image Stories from the Writers Cubit: Love that Lasts by Wren
By Sharon Brown on April 6, 2010

Here's another story from the Writers and Words Cubit. Wren has been writing stories about all the animals in her life, and this is about her most recent love, Andre, the Demon Child, a Belgian Tervuren. If you'd like to read more stories from Wren, visit the Storyteller's Forum in the Writers and Words Cubit. And if you'd like to chat with Wren, please do so in the comment threads that follow this article. The following words are Wren's.

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Image Stories from the Writers Cubit: The Rocking Chair by Zanymuse
By Sharon Brown on April 5, 2010

This short story was written by Zanymuse in the Writers and Words Cubit. The writers were given a beginning, and those who wanted to do so could use their own words to end it. The beginning is italicized, followed by Zany's ending. Please share your comments with Zany at the end of this article.

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Image Stories from the Writers Cubit: The House by Seray
By Sharon Brown on April 4, 2010

We have some wonderful stories that are being written by members of our Writers and Words Cubit. From time to time I'll share them with you here. The following story was written by Seray. Her inspiration was only the photograph of the old house. Please share your comments with Seray following this story.

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