How to Help a Bookworm Read & Exercise at the Same Time

April Hayman, Author | How to Help A Bookworm Read & Exercise at the Same Time

Let’s be honest. I hate exercising. It isn’t just rheumatoid arthritis that makes it hard to do (because it does). I’ve always hated doing exercising. I prefer to be on the couch curled up with a good book and a decent cup of coffee. It has, however, been pointed out by several well-meaning (if not

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How to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude All Year

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We say thank you to those who open doors for us, hand us a cup of coffee, or even plug an iPhone charger into the wall for us. For many, including myself, it’s a knee jerk reaction of etiquette. You say ‘thank you’ to be polite. While there’s nothing wrong with being polite, there’s more

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#WriteAStoryChallenge – October 2017 Edition

#writeastorychallenge September 2017

Have you noticed the air has turned crisp and the days are shorter? The smell of spices fills the air and sweaters are the norm? It’s fall, ya’ll! We have an autumnal list of words for you this October that will keep you warm and toasty as you enjoy the cooler weather. Not sure if

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#WriteAStoryChallenge – September 2017 Edition

#writeastorychallenge September 2017

Summers over, schools in session, and #writeastorychallenge is back! We’ve made some changes to the printables – hopefully, it’ll make it easier to use for everyone – but the rules are the same! Not sure if you’re up to writing a story? No problem! Use the prompts for journal writing or free writing. Actually, all

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August EOM Book Update

End of Month Book Review for August

Hello, my lovely Litterateurs! It’s the last Wednesday of the month and you know what that means? It’s book review time! This month’s TBR (to be read)/CR (currently reading) list is short but sweet and is a mix of non-fiction and fiction.

#WriteAStoryChallenge On Hiatus Until August

Hello, my litterateurs! Due to unforeseen circumstances, Chautona and I have decided to take a break during July. We’ll be back in August with some hotnew prompts for you, though. Until then, here are few things you can do until then: Chautona and I will still be around; so feel free to give us a shout

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#WriteAStoryChallenge – June 2017 Edition

#writeatorychallenge June 2017

Trips to the beach, long afternoons at the pool, a visit or three to the air-conditioned library.  Ah, so many ways to beat the heat this summer! But if you can’t make it to the beach right now, why not write a story with us this June during #writeastorychalenge? The “official” guidelines & printables are

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