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Do you need some magic inspiration? Explore Oxford.

You’re probably familiar with Oxford, the world-famous university founded nearly a thousand years ago in 1096.  And it has the status of being one of the highest ranking universities in the world.       Lofty education creates magic. Oxford may hold the honor of being the most magical place on the planet. Let’s journey around the…

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How to write a mystery like Agatha Christie.

Calling all mystery writers who dream of writing a classic like Murder on the Orient Express.               First, it helps if you are struggling with personal traumas.  It could be childhood traumas or adult traumas. You may have a simmering life incident that hangs around.  Now it’s time to stop…

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Discover the lasting magic of the Vikings

  Don’t you find it difficult living in the 21st century to imagine the worldview of the Vikings teeming with an array of spiritual beings? At the same time doesn’t the fleeting emptiness of our high tech create a desire for mysterious Norse’s otherworldly mix of powerful creatures with gods, goddesses, giants, and elves. And…

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How do the Mayans contribute to you today?

We’re busy with our high-tech world and often neglect to pause and examine how this ancient culture contributes to our life today.       It may be surprising to discover how the Mayan world thrives in our 21st-century world. We find their gifts to us range from health to luxury vacations. Have some fun…

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Why do writers love cats?

Do you want to concentrate intensely on some problem and settle in to write your masterpiece? Like these writers?         Step 1 you should acquire a cat. Next, you’ll need to be alone with the cat in the room where you write. The magical cat will invariably get up on your desk…

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Get motivated with books and travel suggestions from the 50-state book tour

Writers create the places we visit Writer’s  thoughts on travel: Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Writer’s thoughts on America: “This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll The 50 State Book Tour continues…

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