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More Word of Art Finalists

  Posted by Deb Borys , 26 September 2014 · 94 views

I promised I would post more info about the In Print Word of Art event that took place September 5. There were five finalists chosen by Word Judge John Gilemy, including mine, An Autumn Afternoon. Here are the others. THE … Continue reading



An Awesome Autumn Afternoon

  Posted by Deb Borys , 06 September 2014 · 92 views

Yesterday’s In Print Word of Art reception was a great kick off for an awesome autumn.  And I’m  not just saying that because my piece, An Autumn Afternoon, was one of five finalists selected by writer/publisher John Gile from the … Continue reading



New Author Event: Word of Art September 5

  Posted by Deb Borys , 26 August 2014 · 11,465 views

I am excited to be one of the writers chosen to participate in the InPrint Word of Art Event on Friday, September 5 from 4-8 pm in Rockford IL. For those of you unfamiliar, Word of Art is a collaboration … Continue reading



August Owes February

  Posted by Deb Borys , 01 August 2014 · 63 views

As I mentioned in my post of February 1, February got shorted one day so that August (aka Roman Emperor Augustus) could rival July’s glory (aka Julius Caesar).  Overall, though, the changes Augustus made for the sake of vanity are … Continue reading

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Small Towns, Small News, Small Fish

  Posted by Deb Borys , 15 July 2014 · 56 views

Hello?  Is anybody there?  Am I here? Or am I, maybe, invisible? I get that I live in a small town now.  A small pond, as they say.  And it’s not like I moved back here because I want to … Continue reading

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WordPress Wednesdays: Is Word Whoring Really Worth it?

  Posted by Deb Borys , 09 July 2014 · 82 views

When I first started promoting Painted Black, the process was confusing and time consuming: visiting social media sites, looking for reviewers, trying to set up author events. It still is, which is why lately I’ve started doing less of it … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Fabulous new inventions from 1937

  Posted by Deb Borys , 27 June 2014 · 94 views

Everyone else seems to hop on the Throwback Thursday or Flashback Friday bandwagons, so here’s my version, from the 1937 Compton’s Picture Encyclopedia, the very latest in technology for you. Filed under: Comptons Pictured Encyclopedia 1937

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The Literary Chain Letter – aka ‘My Writing Process’

  Posted by Deb Borys , 25 June 2014 · 93 views

Chain letters don’t scare me.  My soul has been damned dozens of times if you count how often I have deleted or ignored an email, Facebook post, or tweet that has warned me to repost or forward a “blessing” in … Continue reading

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Are encyclopedias these days as helpful as they used to be?

  Posted by Deb Borys , 20 June 2014 · 57 views

For that matter, do they even make encyclopedias these days, or has web searching taken over the role those used to play?  Hmm, I’ll have to Google that someday, which illustrates my reason for wondering if sites like Wikipedia have … Continue reading

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Buy a book and donate to The Night Ministry

  Posted by Deb Borys , 02 June 2014 · 71 views

This Saturday, You can buy a great book about street kids and have $10 of your purchase price donated to The Night Ministry to help actual kids on the street. I already told everyone about my attending the Chicago Tribune’s … Continue reading

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