Dear Ellen DeGeneres: I Never Knew What Love Was

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! Dear Ellen, I must confess, I never knew what love was until I found myself holding two screaming toddlers on my lap while I was in the bathroom, trying to use the pot. Sincerely, A. Marie

Dear Ellen: Things I’ve Said to My Kids

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! Dear Ellen, Here is a list of things I never imagined I’d ever say.  I have my kids to thank for these. Don’t comb your hair with your chicken nuggets Don’t body slam the cat Don’t water the plants with your milk Don’t put the cat’s tail in your mouth Don’t…

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Dear Ellen: I’ve Been De-Friended

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! Today’s assignment for the Writer’s Digest Challenge is to sign up for Google+.  Been there, done that.  I don’t really care for Google+ but I’m on it. Dear Ellen, Yesterday my ex-brother-in-law de-friended me from Facebook. In response to that, I unfollowed him from Twitter. He stopped pinning from my Pinterest…

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Dear Ellen: I’m Not Crazy; I’m a Genius!

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! Dear Ellen, The other day, my husband walked into the room and caught me talking to myself.  He asked me why I was talking to myself. I told him, “Because I’m trying to develop a character who’s crazy and I need an expert opinion.” It turns out, I had it…

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Dear Ellen: I’m an Adjective

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! It’s day 12 of the Writer’s Digest Platform challenge.  Today I have to comment on someone’s blog, leaving my blog URL.  The challenge is that I can’t ask that person to visit my blog, so hopefully their website will have it set up to record that information. If not, I’ll have…

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Dear Ellen: My Heart is Still Broken

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! Dear Ellen, Sometime in July, my friend and I went on a writer’s retreat.  We didn’t have a lot of money, so our writer’s retreat doubled as a camping trip.  It was a really good time!  The first night, we read campfire stories to each other using different accents.  The…

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Dear Ellen: Got Wine?

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! Today is day 11 of the Writer’s Digest platform challenge.  The challenge for today is to share your blog post to either Facebook or Twitter.  Done!  This blog automatically posts to Twitter.  I’d also like to give a shout-out to the two bloggers who commented on yesterday’s blog.  Thank you…

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Dear Ellen: It’s All Fun and Games

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! Today is day 10 of the Writer’s Digest Platform challenge.  In today’s challenge, we were asked to put a “call to action” at the end of our blog post.  The purpose of the call to action is to engage with your readers. Stay tuned!!! As for my Dear Ellen letter yesterday,…

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