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Alicia M. Smith

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~ 3 GOLD MEDAL BOOK AWARDS from Nonfiction Authors Association: Received in Self-Help, Personal Triumph, and Religion Categories

~ ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD WINNER, 1ST RUNNER-UP, 2017 (Nonfiction E-Book Category): The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing.

~ ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD GRAND PRIZE SHORT LIST, 2017: The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing.

~ 11TH ANNUAL NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALIST, 2017, in TWO individual categories: Regional Non-Fiction (Southeast) & Religion Non-Fiction

~ MONTAIGNE MEDAL FINALIST, 2017: T
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Alicia M. Smith Taking our dog, Bagel, for a walk always helps my mind relax and gets my creativity flowing. However, to be honest, I almost lean toward prevention…moreTaking our dog, Bagel, for a walk always helps my mind relax and gets my creativity flowing. However, to be honest, I almost lean toward prevention from writer's block, if at all possible. I do this by always keeping an electronic "notepad" open on my phone. When I'm listening to a song, watching a movie, driving, can't sleep, etc., often I have these sparks of inspiration. Something moves me, and my mind immediately starts to produce a stream of thought that excites me. As soon as I am able, I pull up my trusty notepad and type. Anything and everything. I don't worry about perfection ... it's just words on "paper" at this point. Then, the next time I'm sitting down at my computer to write, I have a solid footing upon which to start. I pull up my notes and let them lead me....

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Alicia M. Smith I learn a lot about myself in the process. Typically my material not only comes from research, it also comes from a lot of introspection. I learn more…moreI learn a lot about myself in the process. Typically my material not only comes from research, it also comes from a lot of introspection. I learn more and more about myself as I go, as I truly hope my readers do! As a result, I feel stronger and more self-assured with every page/article that I publish. In turn, I pray that my readers feel my authenticity and connection to many of their experiences!(less)
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I hit the power button on the remote control, turning off the evening news as I lowered myself slowly onto the living room couch. Our white, locked, front door was in plain view, standing strong and sturdy. Its surrounding glass panels were covered by closed shades, with only tiny bits of light seeping through their cracks from the porch lights outside.

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“Leave your legacy--not in possessions or accolades--but in moments. Moments that matter.”
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Tom Blubaugh Hi Alicia,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


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