The Grommet
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Learning What it is Like to be an Author I am a cleaning freak (not to be confused with a clean freak). There is something deeply satisfying about scrubbing a toilet until it sparkles or making windows gleam. Maybe that’s why proofreading and editing feel so natural—I get to clean up errors and polish other
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“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” – Joseph Campbell As a copy writer, editor, and proofreader, I often immerse myself in the narratives of others, shaping their stories and experiences. This is

The Best and Worst Books of 2023

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Diving into the literary treasures I read in 2023, my journey can be summed up with pride. I covered significant ground in my free time reading, finishing 68 books, which spanned more than my typical favorite genres of sports, outdoor adventure, and memoirs. While I usually stick with my favorite genres, I owe a massive shout-out
It’s due time for me to speak about ChatGPT. Have I used it? Yes. Do I use it every day? Yes. Do I love it and can’t live without it? Yes. Should ChatGPT get paid for writing? Heck no! ChatGPT is amazing. The ability to write anything in no time flat boggles my mind. I

The Best Books of Spring 2023

Spring is officially here, and with that comes the beautiful blooming trees in Northwest Arkansas (grab your Claritin). It also is a great time to review the books I’ve read since my last book review in September. There are a lot of books, so I’ve highlighted just five of the more riveting reads, and the