Monthly Archives: August 2016

Author Geoff LePard on Tell Me a Story

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Friday, September 2nd, 1:30-2pm EDT ~ Happily married, family man, Geoff Le Pard, finds that writing can be satisfying. Actually, he made a living as a commercial lawyer before turning his attention to writing books. In 2006, he tried his hand at fiction and over the last ten years has written and published three books and an anthology of short stories. Let’s welcome Geoff Le Pard to Tell Me a Story today and we’ll learn a little more about this multi-faceted man. Find his blog at which will link you to his books and any other projects he may have in the works! Connect to the The Magic Happens Radio Network and find our digital magazine


celestial body


Arms up, palms face out

Legs, a shoulder’s width apart

That makes you, a star!

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben 08/31

Nuime…..What is Nuime???

Re-blogged from Blondieaka. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST for a writing opportunity… a PAID writing opportunity!

Good morning….I hope you are well 🙂 I love blogging and writing as you know and would also like to generate some income from it. Spondoolies galore would be lovely…ha ha   I had a…

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NOW AVAILABLE: The Jesus Team: How A Fallen Angel Found Her Wings

Re-blogged from Suzi Hendricks. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST and celebrate her NEW BOOK!

I had to move beyond my story, I found that I needed to learn to love myself, love my stories, and see all of my stories as the true gifts they are. But how was I going to do that? God, my Jesus Te…

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Writers Quote Wednesday Comedy

One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1982 comedy, My Favorite Year. Film legend, Peter O’ Toole plays a washed up swashbuckling actor, Alan Swann, who needs money, so he accepts a guest spot on a television comedy variety show. Hollywood newcomer, Mark Linn-Baker is the enterprising junior comedy writer, Benjy Stone, who idolizes Swann and works himself silly to keep Swann on the straight and narrow. Side note here, this is LIVE television and Swann is not used to having to get it right, the first time. There are some heavy hitters in this movie and their comedic timing is impeccable.

“Screams, I guarantee you, screams”

At one point in the film, Swann sums up his philosophy on going from the world of drama to this television program, by quoting the great Shakespearean actor, Edmund Kean. On his deathbed, Kean is rumored to have said,

Dying is easy, comedy is hard

 Over the years, I found being an actress in local community theatres to be most rewarding. I did my share of drama, won awards and worked with some terrific people. But the comedies were definitely more taxing!  We had to sync our timing, keep the energy flowing and remember where we were when we had to “hold” for laughs. If we “broke character” we could have ruined the entire production. If you didn’t do it right, then you absolutely DIED on the VINE!

Smiling and laughter

Comedy’s side benefits

Earned through sweat and tears

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


#WQWWC Theme is “Comedy”! Cathartic or Tragic? Yes.