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A Book In Any Form 14

WHENEVER I mention to my writer friends that I enjoy reading both electronic and paper books and, moreover, that I find myself turning more frequently to my e-reader, they inevitably wrinkle their noses and — with the tone of an upper-crust British aristocrat speaking to a country peasant — say, “Oh, […]


Website, Book, and Event News 9

Website You may notice a few little changes on the website this week. After four years of a fairly static visual presence I’ve streamlined the menu and sidebars and updated the banner to reflect the direction I’m heading with WritingThroughLife.com. I’m also in the process of testing several new responsive […]


Thank You 1

My heart is filled with gratitude for you, my dear friends and readers — for your feedback and encouragement  and the comments and insights you have shared with me over the last few years. May we continue our journey together in peace. Sincerely, Amber Lea Starfire _________________________________  


Speaking of Goals …

ONE of my goals this year is to offer more articles and services of value to you, my readers and friends. Including the possibility of adding a membership feature. But I don’t want to fly blind — I want to know what you want. Please take just a few moments […]


Happy Holidays and Thank You 1

As I prepare to gather with my family to celebrate the holidays, I feel immensely grateful for you, my readers and writing friends. Your comments and emails enrich my life in so many ways. And because you take the time to share your thoughts and experiences, I feel part of […]


Blogtalk: A Writer’s Attitude 10

We writers spend a lot of time and money learning about writing. We consume innumerable books, magazines, and blog posts. We attend classes and conferences and webinars. But, underneath all this activity, all this reaching to outside resources, we know that the most important method to becoming better writers is […]


Blogtalk: From Journal to Personal Essay

Sheila Bender’s recent series of posts over on The Heart and Craft of Writing blog demonstrate how freewriting can help you get started writing personal essays. Like the journaling prompts I offer here, Sheila’s essay writing prompts ask us to open ourselves to exploration. She explains that writing an essay […]