Donating and the Covid-19 Pandemic

For the past couple of weeks, being of assistance during the pandemic has been on my mind. I’d think about it, not have any ideas, then forget it. But today, it really ate at me, so I did some googling. Most Crucial Way to Help Of course, the MOST VALUABLE HELP is following the scientific and medical communities’ guidelines. Social distancing, covering mouth when coughing, no gatherings, no hoarding, etc. And remembering that every decision we make in or not in accordance with the guidelines has the possibility of either saving or taking lives. But what else can one do, I wondered. Where would be the right place to donate… Read More

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Self-Care and Coronavirus

As I sit here in Hamburg, Germany far away from family, I often find myself dissolving into tears. I miss my mother, I miss my sisters. I miss my first husband who is my best friend in all this world. And sometimes, when I cannot hold the fears at bay, I break down with fear I will never see them again. I know I am not alone. The hyper fixation with social media to keep in touch with friends and family. Watching news almost 24/7 whether on television or my cell phone. Neglecting the activities that I should be attending to, like this blog, my writing, and promoting my editing… Read More

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What’s My Line: See Me by Michele Arris

Do you ever read a book and come across a line and say: Wow, that’s beautiful … or funny as hell … or clever … or evocative … or different … or perceptive … or whatever. A line that touches you somehow. Since I started writing as Liza Lorenz, I find myself looking at lines more and appreciating how authors turn a phrase and describe things. On my author website, I sometimes review books, and I have decided to choose my favorite lines and post them here. This first post in the What’s My Line series is for contemporary interracial romance See Me by Michele Arris. LINE ONE “Moving along… Read More

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Finding Your Perfect Editor

With so many freelance editors out there, how do you find the right one? The right one FOR YOU. Well, it’s me, of course. 🤣 just kidding. No one is perfect for everyone. So what to do … Author Sandra Y. Desjardins has written an article on just this topic with some very good advice. Click on the link to read: The Author-Editor Relationship

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Lorem Ipsum Fun Facts

Lorem Ipsum dolor sit amet You might have seen these words on website theme templates—filler or mock content language traditionally used by the printing and typesetting industry. Ever wonder where it comes from? Or what the heck it means? My curiosity got piqued, so I went googling and found some fun facts: Since the 1500s, printers have used this text as a dummy placeholder. Its shows how text and images would look in print— the font, typography, and layout. Much of the Latin is pure gobbledygook. For instance, Lorem is not an actual word. Researchers believe the intelligible parts date back to Cicero’s  first century B.C. treatise on ethics —… Read More

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My Second (or Third) Career Do-Over

I don’t know how folks can pick one career and stick a lifetime with it. Sure, one had to years ago. We were lucky if we had one career of our choice. If you were enslaved, no choice at all. If a farmer, not much choice. If a coal miner, not much choice. Choices were limited, and people labored at the same job a lifetime. But today career possibilities are without limit. And the ability to stop midstream and engineer a do-over is also endless. I have gone from lawyer, to librarian, back to lawyer, to teacher, and now … to romance editor. And believe it or not, I am… Read More

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