Mike Ellerkamp

What Goes Around, Comes Around

My mother was fond of pithy platitudes. Two of her favorites were, “What goes around, comes around” and “Better be good to people on your way up; you might need them on your way back down.” Or, as my writing colleague Mike Ellerkamp likes to say, “Reciprocity works.”  So convinced is he of the value of the Golden Rule approach to life, he wrote a book about it: The Simple Little Rule: The Golden Rule Rediscovered.” I […]

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Christine Eberle - "Write That Book"

“Go Write That Book”

I asked Christine Eberle to write this guest blog “Go Write That Book” after I read the book she published through the same venue I’m using to publish my forthcoming Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures. We met through the Vermont When Words Count writing retreat center. I read some portion of her Finding God in Ordinary Time almost every day. I hope you enjoy reading about how this book came to be. ++++++++++++++++++++ “Go Write That […]

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Inspiration

Where I Find My Writing Inspiration

I asked colleague Elizabeth H. Cottrell, about where she finds inspiration. She helpfully replied with this guest blog. Thank you! Elizabeth is a freelance writer, blogger, and note writer. Enjoy reading her Where I Find My Writing Inspiration. Follow her at Heartspoken.com ++++++++++ How writers answer the question “Where do you find your best writing inspiration?” will be as numerous and varied as writers giving answers. For me—and I imagine for many writers—inspiration comes from a […]

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Divine Detour

Divine Detours

The blog you’re reading is not the one scheduled for today. In what might be called a divine detour, I decided to pull it for now. I asked someone to preview that blog. His response falls in the category of “Be careful what you ask for; you just might get it.” He sent me an email in which it seemed nearly everything about the blog was inaccurate and rendered the opinion it should not be […]

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Mayflower Chronicles - The Tale of Two Cultures

Mayflower Chronicles – The Tale of Two Cultures

This month I signed a contract with Green Writers Press in Vermont to publish a book that has taken seven years, three trips to Europe, and multiple trips to New England to write. Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures is a historical fiction account of the very real men, women, children, crew, and two dogs that sailed from Plymouth, England to what became Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. It is also the story of the Natives […]

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