Author Archives: Genevieve

About Genevieve

Genevieve is a ghostwriter, specializing in memoirs, biographies and novels for her clients, since 2002. She loves her work, Her blog is a hodge podge of whatever happens to be on her mind when she sits down to write. Her essays may be about anything from family life, to politics, to good grammar. Come read it at http://thebestword.net/wordpress/ and leave a message.

So-Called Book Review

The Color of Heavenby Julianne MacLean (E.V. Mitchell)Smashwords Edition More than a year ago, I said I would be writing reviews of books published by Smashwords, as it is among the most up and coming E-book publishers. Since then, the … Continue reading

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Would I Advise You to Use WordPress Blogs?

A number of people have come across my blog and asked whether it is a WordPress blog. The answer is yes. It is easy to use, and it is versatile. I am in my sixties, and not computer brilliant. My … Continue reading

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And So It Goes

I would have been writing this blog much more steadily, but I had to move and rethink just what I was doing with my life. Such are the joys of the writing life. Because we must pick our brains, every … Continue reading

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More on Publishing

I have been looking at many of the independent publishers lining up. Some of them look better than others. I am most interested in those publishers who earn their money by selling books to the public, instead of charging the … Continue reading

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Interactive Editing

Writing could be compared with an interactive game. You begin by establishing what you want to say and who your intended audience is. Then, you make a bet with yourself that you really can really write something that will make … Continue reading

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In Rebuttal

It isn’t often I bother to pick bones with other blog writers. However, Fred Reed’s recent column was asking for bone pickers. Though, let’s face it; all his columns ask for bone pickers. In that one, he states that the … Continue reading

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Families

Moving is a pain. I had not planned on having to leave the house where I had been living with my sister and her husband for the last eight years. There were times during those eight years when I almost … Continue reading

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Developing the Art of Writing

What would I tell you, if you were just starting out to learn the art of writing? First, I would ask what kind of writing you want to do, and I would ask what sort of reading you like most, … Continue reading

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My Aging Mind

I keep denying that I have any problem remembering stuff. At least I think I can claim that I don’t have any real problems that way. My mind has only wandered away a few times, leaving me standing in front … Continue reading

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What History Teaches

The World is so full of a number of things; I think we should all be as happy as kings. We tend to look back on previous centuries with a sense of nostalgia. We don’t want to believe that the … Continue reading

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With a Little Help From My Friends

My birthday came and went. Some years I have wondered whether anyone remembers, or even cares. My children have moved on and are in the midst of building their own lives. They don’t have time for an aging parent, especially … Continue reading

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A Very Short, Very Sad Story

Falling in love is easy — until you know it can never amount to much. I reached that conclusion the day I turned sixty – the big six 0, and realized that a two time divorcee, who had little money … Continue reading

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Boundaries – by Elizabeth Nunez

We discover subtle cultural differences between the places where we lived, and the places we move to, even when that move is within the same state or the same country. Most of us are second, third or fourth generations immigrants. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Land of Decoration

The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen It isn’t easy being the youngest child in your class at school, especially when you are probably the most intelligent one there. The older students tend to be jealous over the honor you … Continue reading

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Abuse and Forgiveness

The most important piece of equipment we start with is what we learned from our parents as we grew up. And if what they taught us was flawed or even destructive, then it was a burden, which may take the … Continue reading

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Fascist Nation

It has been stated by army generals, no less, that the US is headed down the road towards Socialism. The argument is: 1 – Parts of the United States economy are being nationalized. That statement could mean many things. First, … Continue reading

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Prejudice in the Good Ol’ US of A

Occasionally I read the Fred on Everything column. He generally makes you laugh over his hardheadedness. He brings up a lot of points, biased ones, as well as points that are worth considering. Having taught, admittedly only for a short … Continue reading

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The Snow Child – by Eowyn Ivy

Homesteading could be thought of as establishing a business. It is a brutal business; dependent on what you understanding is of farming unbroken land, and your ability to do that. It is a gamble with the elements, the weather, the … Continue reading

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On Earning a Living

Simply earning a living is getting harder to do in this economy, with jobs disappearing by the thousands, on a daily basis. Corporations are outsourcing as much as they can to what is euphemistically called the cloud. There are countless … Continue reading

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Birth of a Book #3

As you can see, editing is an art. I’ve changed at least one of the names of my characters, and I will more than likely change a few more, before this is finished. Josepha’s occupation has changed; she now works … Continue reading

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