Lessons From a Lifelong Learner

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I claim to be a lifelong learner, a trait most teachers share. I love learning something new and sharing that knowledge with others. If you’ve been following my blog you’re probably saying, “we get that about you Roberta!” Well, please bare with me while I share two lessons learned since my last post. In “Lemons to Lemonade” I

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When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade

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One of the first things you learn in any writing workshop is to avoid using clichés. However, its very tempting isn’t it? Sometimes they say exactly what we are thinking and hey, they’re cute, funny and sometimes even sassy. One website, ClichéSite.com lists 95 clichés just beginning with the letter ‘A’ so as speakers and

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A New Website and Other Challenges

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Welcome to my revised website and the host of my blog Write to Survive. Please check the RSS feed icon to receive new posts automatically. Designing a new website was one of many challenges in my life since Say It Out Loud evolved from a dream to a reality, and most of the challenges came with a

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Inside the Author? Popcorn!

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Behind the book Say It Out Loud is a very crazy author! I’m forty-two days from my pub date, and nine days from my daughter’s wedding. I’ve taught children with special needs my whole life, but I never dreamed I’d be needing strategies for my own mind going haywire. I’m quite sure this is what ADD feels like.

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The Benefits of Journaling: An Excerpt from Say It Out Loud

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In my last post I shared how I chose the title, Say It Out Loud. Today I’ll go deeper into the book discussing the concept of using strategies for healing. The word strategy commonly refers to military operations. How can a strategy aid in a healing journey? Healing is what we want to achieve. The pain,

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Why Say It Out Loud?

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Fifteen weeks from today I’ll be preparing to attend the official launch of Say It Out Loud. Sounds like a long time, fifteen weeks, but putting it in perspective, it took almost eight years to complete this book, making the launch right around the corner. Leading up to that much anticipated day I’d like to

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Take a Blog Tour: My Writing Process

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The timing couldn’t have been better. As I was researching ways to promote my first book, Say it Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse, I received an email from a fellow She Writes Press author, Andrea Miles, inviting me to join her on the My Writing Process blog tour. You can learn

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Say It Out Loud: The Back Story

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 Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abusewas being written long before I ever dreamed of writing a book. It began as a series of journals kept during my six years in therapy for a childhood of sexual abuse. As my healing journey progressed I knew that one day I would

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Editors, Writing Coaches and Annie

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Today is Annie day. It’s become my favorite day of the week. Every Wednesday at 12:30 I have a phone conference with Annie, an editor and writing coach. Each week we discuss a 5,000 word portion of my book: Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse. She comments and makes suggestions on

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