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    MacDowell Lake – A Natural Resource Investigated

    Edward MacDowell Lake in Peterborough, Nh Last month my integrated science class assignment to write a paper on a Natural Resource. I chose a resource in my local so I could visit the place first hand to complete my research which was written in MLA style. I have yet to discover which writing style is more welcome in the blogging community. Between MLA, APA, and CMS, I prefer MLA. If anyone can correct me on the proper blogging style, please do. Please enjoy. Introduction There is a man-made lake in Hillsborough County that is the focus of this research. The lake is Edward MacDowell Lake in Peterborough, NH. Built for…

  • ROW80,  works in progress,  writing

    November 2012 Writers’ Group Speaker – Joe Hurka and #ROW80

    November 17th I attended the Monadnock Writers’ Group meeting at the Peterborough, NH library. We meet every third Saturday and we are visited by a guest speaker, except the December and June meetings. These two meetings are set aside for the Members Read Around. This is where the members read a ten minute excerpt from their own works, so they can hear and share their voice with the group. This month our guest speaker was Joe Hurka. He is an interesting writer. His first published work was a memoir which he wrote while his father was still alive. Fields of Light: A Son Remembers His Heroic Father, won the Pushcart…

  • books

    The Toadstool Bookshop Book Signing in Peterborough, NH

    Today was my very first book signing. It went well. I was promoting my newest book Witch Book at the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, NH. I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. It was my very first time speaking in public. I was told that I did better than I thought I was going to do. But I did have help. My good friend, Linda Kepner was there with me. She was promoting her newest release Second Chance. We were Linda’s in stereo. Linda prompted me along, teaching me to walk the walk and talk the talk. She is so good at this book signing thing, she doesn’t…

  • writing

    #ROW80 Goals for Round 4 with Anticipated Book Signing

    During the last round of Round of Words in 80 days I never really made any of my goals consistently. First I tried to blog more, but that got in the way of my regular writing time. Then there was the inspirational post about keeping a log about what our daily activities are throughout a day. This was to help us discover if there was any where one could become more efficient in their daily writing activities. What I discovered was I was doing more blogging, but less writing and not setting aside any time for the other things I like to do in my daily life. So for the…