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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Guest Review

What are the treasures that life holds for us? Is there a fixed path predetermined for everyone? Do we know what we are destined to do? What is the greater plan that we’re supposed to partake in? Do we even have a choice? The life we’re living, was it meant to be the way it…… Continue reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Guest Review

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Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

Before we hung up our book reviews for 2018, I offered a taste of some of the books I had in my “soon to be finished” pile, but like all things around the holidays…life happened. Then, the new year, and working to get everything launched and organized with our updated blog and new website. Until…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

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The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

Since about the time Everett De Morier decided to become a writer, I was reading Robert Fulghum’s Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I read all the accompanying books, but as I got older, I wondered what the next incarnation of old school advice revisited might look like. Enter: The Invention of…… Continue reading The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

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Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield (Guest Review) by Randy L. Scott

I received this novel as a gift from a friend who knows my taste in stories. I knew of Rick Springfield as both a musician and actor and am now pleasantly surprised to find him a great storyteller and author. Magnificent Vibration is a short novel which asks (and answers) the questions: Why are we…… Continue reading Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield (Guest Review) by Randy L. Scott

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Calling All Book Lovers

It’s been almost 6-months since we began our monthly Book Review Week. We’ve had great success and a ton of fun hearing from others as well, but thought this might mark the perfect opportunity to speak to those not in the writing industry. For those of you who just love a good book and perhaps…… Continue reading Calling All Book Lovers

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How to Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-by-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams – Fast! by Dan Janal (Book Review)

In any given week, I read between 2-3 books with at least another 2 in the wings either half read or in the “to be read soon” pile. Thankfully, I read FAST. But, I don’t WRITE as fast as I would like. Unless, of course, I’m on a deadline, then I write like the wind.…… Continue reading How to Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-by-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams – Fast! by Dan Janal (Book Review)

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The Controller by Linda Coles (Book Review)

The Controller by Linda Coles is a cozy mystery story about man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Our four-legged fur babies with whom we share our time and to whom we give our heart. It is also about the coming together of a community and a bad guy’s desire to turn over a new leaf. Because…… Continue reading The Controller by Linda Coles (Book Review)

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LOVE is a 4-Letter Word

Let. Out. Valentine. Emotion. Smile at the next person who walks by you. Hug, or virtually hug, a loved one. Kiss your mate. Now, practice these 3 things for the next 30-days, take 2 Conversational Hearts, and don’t call me in the morning. See where smiling, hugging, kissing, and conversations lead. Mindfulness practice to de-stress…… Continue reading LOVE is a 4-Letter Word

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Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

Have you ever felt like if you just held on long enough and let the storm pass, things would go back to the way were? We all hit the “if only” obstacle at various stages of our lives and I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last few months. Things could go back…… Continue reading Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

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January 2019 Monthly Recap

January and June throw in an extra week and it’s a good thing because we sure needed it as we galloped into the new year. The Writing in the Fast Lane Team was as super busy behind the scenes as we were trying to manage clients and write good content for our stellar readers and…… Continue reading January 2019 Monthly Recap