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Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and humorous. Copyright 2020 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 31 min

Barbara Rein debuted her first book series in fourth grade, The Adventures of Cassandra McGillicuddy in Outer Space, complete with stick figures drawings. Admonished by her teacher
for doing book reports on her own books (and didn't she have chutzpah), she put writing aside for years while stories piled up in her head. One day she opened her laptop and out they poured.

She's now an award-winning and Amazon-best-selling auth...

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Linda M. Whitaker is a retail data scientist, and a writer of science and technology thrillers.  By day she plays with numbers, by night, with words.

Linda started writing around 2011 when she took her first mystery class with Ellen Hart, a prolific Minneapolis author.   Many years of learning and perseverance have finally led to her debut novel.

Linda resides with her husband in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  She loves ...

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Readers love stories that take place in small towns. Everyone has something to hide. The characters are steeped in juicy stuff such as, pure and simple small politics, personal rivalries, hidden agendas, and petty vendettas that often have little to do the broader matters at hand - none the less, engaging drama.

Setting is more intimate in a small town. The characters are in a close-knit community. When characters are “close knit” ...

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September 29, 2020 8 min

In July 2017, I stayed in The Petite House (Airbnb) in Agde, France, a tiny village of 22,450 pop. a mile north of Cap de Agde, the seaside resort on the Mediterranean Sea. Giving this is the first week of the French Open, I thought it fitting I indulge myself and reminisce  about this lovely village.

I mentioned VPNBaron - great way to watch the French Open Tennis Tournament live and free.

Take a few minutes to view the Agde, Fran...

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September 25, 2020 34 min

Bona Hayes is a writer and editor who helps authors craft and self publish their works. Her goal is to take YOUR art and make it readable the way you hear it.  She works with you to engage and enthuse your readers.

Podcast: Dialogue 101

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Dialogue 102: Creating dialogue to avoid "monomouth." Editor Bona Hayes and Diann Schindler provide examples of dialogue illustrating word choice,...

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September 19, 2020 17 min

DiannAbroad, solo nomad, travel blogger, and travel photographer, captures her experiences working for the American University of Kosovo and facing a series of eye surgeries in Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo.

After a very long 6 months, she escapes to Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Land of Smiles.   There, she finds the zen-like serenity preys on her mind and allows her to see how she has repressed fear of blindness.

Diann goes o...

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August 27, 2020 33 min
Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing. 

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets recordings are released the fourth Thursday of every month.

This month's topic is DIALOGUE 101

For September 25, 2020 the topic will be DIALOGUE 102. To get a head start, check out "Your Guide to Writing 

Better Dialogue."  NY Book Editor

Bona Hayes is an editor who hears the words and cadence of written work much like a conductor hea...

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Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing.  Conversations for all levels of writers: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets recordings are released the fourth Thursday of every month.

This month's topic is SHOWING VS TELLING

For August 2020 the topic will be DIALOGUE.  To get a head start, check out "Your Guide to Writing Better Dialogue."  NY Book Editor

Bona Hayes is an editor ...

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June 25, 2020 19 min

BONA'S BITE SIZE NUGGETS:

Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing.  Conversations for all levels of writers: beginners, intermediate and even advanced.

Bona Hayes is an editor who hears the words and cadence of written work much like a conductor hears a symphony. She has an “ear” for writing and combines it with her professional background in business communications, to edit manuscripts for authors.

She enjoys worki...

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Diann interviews Marilyn R. Atlas – Film Producer/Personal Manager, a charismatic and down -to-earth professional with great tips for character development; and creating bold, complex and memorable characters.  She is a delight!

   Marilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary manager, author, and award-winning producer. Among her credits as a film producer are “Real Women Have Curves” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sunda...

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Author Biography-J.J. Clarke

J.J. Clarke, author of the Kate Anderson mystery series, draws on extensive experience in law enforcement and a degree in psychology to craft compelling characters and stories.

Clarke’s scenes arise from real-life experiences as a bond investigator, parole officer, and district administrator of the largest penitentiary in the state of Missouri.

She knows her stuff and spins a good story with a kick-ass ...

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Margaret Best was born in New York, graduated high school in Germany and college in Louisiana. She married in Illinois and moved back to Louisiana. She has two sons born in Texas and one daughter born in New Mexico and eight grandchildren. She lived in several countries, states and territories-Germany, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Japan, Guam, and the United States. She retired from teaching elementary school in Florida before pursuing a ...

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(This interview was initially released January 3, 2020. )

Diann Schindler interviews awarding winning author Paula Stone Tucker: "Surviving: A Kent State Memoir."

Paula Stone Tucker was 30 yards in front of the National Guard when they fired into a crowd of students on May 4, 1970 at Kent State University. A retired clinical psychologist, she worked with families, couples,  and  survivors of trauma and abuse. In her younger...

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Sharon Snir was born in Sydney, Australia and began her professional life as an early childhood educator. Following the birth of her five children Sharon changed professions and trained as a clinical psychotherapist and worked in that field for over thirty years, while also giving regular local and international workshops and seminars. In her blog, Speed of Light Heartedness, she shares her philosophical and spiritual musings. Ove...

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A long time Florida resident, J.R. Minard taught in high school and junior college classrooms and raised two teenage daughters.  She later became part of the faculty at the Job Corps in Charles Town, WV and taught the GED program to young men and women who wished to complete their high school diploma and become employed. She spends time as a volunteer with the Patriotic Service Dogs who are trained at Lowell Correctional Institute ...

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This is rerelease of this episode, first released in December, 2018.

Listen to Part 2 of Diann's true story of leaving a marriage, her view of romantic relationships, a surprise meeting with the Camera Man, and what happens next.

In case you missed it, listen to Part I, here.

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Thank you for listening and please subscribe.

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Geralyn Vilar

Geralyn Vilar was born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey. After high school she married and while raising her children, she  received her A.A.S. degree in nursing from   Essex County College. Later in life she received her BSN. Part of her education for   her BSN included a class in poetry.

Her professor was taken by her work and she began to seriously consider writing. Her first novel, "One Spring Day" w...

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This is a good time for me to take a moment to list those things for which I am grateful, especially during this lengthy isolation.

What are you grateful for?  Please comment.

Thank you for listening.

Diann@DiannAbroad.com    DiannAbroad.com 

Music is "Miracle Music" written by Dream Machine

Intro and Outgo Music:  "The Amelia Island Sun" Rafael Javadov

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Vic DiGenti is the award-winning author of six novels and six works of nonfiction. His novels include the Windrusher trilogy of adventure-fantasies featuring a four-legged feline protagonist, and the Quint Mitchell Mystery series published under the pen name Parker Francis. Vic’s also penned biographies for two WWII veterans, and written four other personal biographies plus a family history.

As a working author and publisher (W...

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Retired physician, Larry Martin, has written 22 books in a variety of genres.  When asked why so many and how, he says he loves to write, and he loves to learn.  He learns best by writing, from books and articles about his medical field of pulmonology (disorders of the respiratory system), to history, music, and more!  Listen as he talks about his books and his current project: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and its effect on memory los...

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