Shameless Self-Promotion: #Romance for #ValentinesDay

Valentine’s Day is this week. What better time to stock up on a new romance book? Check out my friend Staci Troilo’s post and suggestions.

Staci Troilo

Ciao, friends. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to throw my hat in the proverbial romance ring (I’ve heard somewhere that love is a battlefield) and remind everyone about my selection of titles fit for this time of year.

Romance Novels

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The Middle Child #WritingaSeries

As someone who has just published a “middle child” book, I can relate to this post. Check out Mae Clair’s thoughts on the middle book of a series.

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If you’re a middle child, you’re most likely the peacekeeper of the family with a penchant for loyalty. Your older sibling tends to be an over-achiever who assumes leadership positions, and your younger sibling is the creative one who can be on the manipulative side. Does any of this sound familiar?

These are traits psychologists have attributed to birth order. You’ve probably also heard of Middle Child Syndrome, a philosophy that children who fall in the middle of the birth order can often be resentful of their place in life and their siblings. Anyone remember Jan from the Brady Bunch, wailing “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” (Visualize the foot-stomping that goes with this). Middles sometimes feel like the odd one out.

a trio of cats, with the center cat different in coloring from those on each end

But, because of their birth order, middles are often more inclined to be independent, empathetic, and become skilled negotiators able to bring about compromise.

So why am I talking about birth…

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Friday Fiction Prompt

A new writing prompt today at Story Empire. Check it out and create your own flash fiction story!

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Hello SErs! Happy Friday!

Today on Story Empire it’s time for another fun Friday Fiction Prompt. As you know, on the first Friday of every month, we will be posting a Prompt. This can be a video, picture, word, phrase or anything else we want to use. Anyone can take part or not (including us). When you have your fiction posted, simply comment on this post with your link and the title so other people can pay you a visit and read what you wrote. On the last Fiction Prompt, Joan Hall gave us an awesome picture of a woman on train tracks. Check it out HERE. This time, I’ve found a video to share with you.

Here it is …

Take a close look … how much can you see? What feelings does this evoke? What mood does it bring?

[Although this video originated on Pixabay, I ended…

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