Where Is My Creativity? by Jacqueline Patterson

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Where is My Creativity?

by Jacqueline Patterson @jacpatterson

From Molly Jo:
I met Jacqueline last year at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Since then, she’s been highly active in the Firsts in Fiction podcast audience, and on social media. If you follow either of us (more her) on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll see what I mean. She’s my kind of person! Snarky, social, and steady. When asked what three things define our friendship, she responded, “Love of the written word/writing, laughter, and fun ideas/plans. Plus, we both like to cook!” read the rest. . .

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My 2016 Words of the Year: Change. Perspective.

Do y’all know me? Do you know you how I like my stability and security? You do? So it’s a surprise then, right, that change is my word for the year? Maybe it should be perspective but that only allows for a view shift. I think change is more dynamically inclusive of the unknown or irregular. And it gets the heart beating a little better.

Yeah. It surprises me too. I’m the one who likes to know things. I can go with the flow only so long as I know where the flow goes.

Change is fluid. It doesn’t have … read the rest. . .

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I’m Afraid of My Own Success

I’m afraid of my own success. What if achieving my dreams means changing everything I know about my life?

I am my own worst enemy. I love stability of structure and I’m not one to shed the security blanket easily.

But often, blank pages hold just as much accusations as they do promise.

I play the “What If” game too often because, in the past, the “What If’s” happened. The bad ones. The oh-my-God-this-could-only-happen-to-me and the I’m-one-in-a-million-and-not-in-a-good-way ones. The I’m-being-sabotaged-and-no-one-will-stand-up-for-me ones. The life-will-never-be-the-same-again ones.

And I really love stability.

So when anything comes along that can upset the apple cart, … read the rest. . .

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FRANKLY, MY DEAR… just got an extreme makeover!

It’s here! The first major cosmetic surgery for Frankly, My Dear…

It’s not finished. It needs a few more changes. But so far, so good.

The first thing you’ll notice is when reading individual posts, the sidebar disappears. This means, if you want links (like Popular Posts, Blog Buttons, and advertising), you’ll have to check out the home page. Can’t find it? That’s because I renamed that button! It’s now “START HERE”.

So go ahead. Start Here.

Let me know what you think.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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If You Subscribe By Email

You know those Blog changes I’ve been talking about? Well, some of the behind-the-scenes ones are already in the works. (Thanks, Webmaster!)

I’m visiting many other Blogs to get aesthetic ideas as well. I’m hoping to streamline my many tabs, have a better design (to tie in with New Inklings Press), and just make it look more professional as well as be easier for you to manage.

One of the changes I was not counting on was losing my email subscribers through a Feedburner glitch.

That’s right: I’m not even sure any of you are still getting my posts … read the rest. . .

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