Monthly Archives: April 2013

Trailer Time: Not Your Ordinary Trailer

I’m a mom.  I’m also a reader.  As a mom and a reader (actually, I was a reader first, but let’s not quibble), I buy books for myself and for my children.  (I also buy books for other people, but, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care

No, I’m not saying I’m apathetic.  Really, I’m not.  I care about a lot of people and I care about a lot of different things.  But those people and those things have “earned” that caring.  I know them.  They’ve touched … Continue reading

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Let me tell you a story…

Once there was a little girl who loved stories.  She told herself stories in her head as she played alone outside her suburban home.  She told herself stories in her head as she gazed out the window during school.  She … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: What Was That?

I clicked on a trailer: I couldn’t help but notice the attention-grabbing text, the compelling imagery, and eerie sounds.  All good things. But, what’s the story about?  One man against humanity? Who is the story about?  One man and humanity? … Continue reading

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Earning Your Place

In most people’s minds, marketing is about promoting a product or service.  It’s about advertising.  It’s about sales. But the full cycle of marketing involves discovering what customers want, providing customers with products and services they want, reaching out to … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition as Characterization

I’m reading the Love Comes Softly series by bestselling author Janette Oke.  It’s a Christian family saga set in the US during the time we were still settling the “west.”  One of the tools Oke makes good use of is … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Rising Up

So, I started searching for random trailers when an advertisement caught my eye.  Check out what I found… Kelley Armstrong is a pretty big name, now, with a bestselling track record to explain why.  I’ve read some of her books, … Continue reading

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