Debra Parmley

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Hello book lover!! Welcome to my GoodReads page. If you love books, we have that in common. I also write books and am a multi-genre author. My first book came out in 2009, and I've had the experience of being traditionally published and Indie published which makes me a hybrid author.

For my readers, this means you may find my books out there with the same title but different covers. I have a book list on my website which will help. The titles have remained the same.

Here on Goodreads, you'll see what I'm reading, what I've read, and what I've written. I was on Goodreads as a reader before I was on as an author, and I keep up with what I have read using the app on my phone. I also keep track of the books my three grandchildren have, so I don
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Debra Parmley I dealt with writer's block by changing the way I thought about it. The words we use and the things we say to ourselves are powerful. I never have "wr…moreI dealt with writer's block by changing the way I thought about it. The words we use and the things we say to ourselves are powerful. I never have "writer's block" instead I might be taking a long lunch break or a vacation. We usually don't get mad at ourselves for taking lunch breaks or for taking vacations. And when we are done we simply return to work. Writing, as a job, can be that way too. So I give myself permission to take these breaks and I am no longer hard on myself if the work isn't going well. That is simply a sign I might need a break. Often that was all that was needed. To step away and get some fresh air so that I can return fresh to the page.(less)
Debra Parmley There are many pieces of advice I could offer. I'm going to narrow it down to one piece of advice. One I teach in my writing classes and one I emphasi…moreThere are many pieces of advice I could offer. I'm going to narrow it down to one piece of advice. One I teach in my writing classes and one I emphasize in my writing coach sessions.

Begin the habit of writing every day. No excuses.
Write for five minutes every day. Set an egg timer and go.
If you develop the habit now, it won't be as hard to write every day later. One of the most common things I see with my students when they first come to me is the struggle to write every day. Often they say they have no time to write.

Make time. Everyone has five minutes. Make your writing a priority and set that timer.

If you don't make your writing a priority and give the work (and yourself) the respect and time it deserves, who will? (less)
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Celebrating April National Poetry Month with a Poem a Day

On my new Ko-fi site, I am celebrating April’s National Poetry Month with a Poem a Day and my poetry anthology Twilight Dips is just 99 cents for the month of April.


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Twilight dips


elegant fingers


over treetops


into shimmering lakes


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“Do you know a cure for me?"

"Why yes," he said, "I know a cure for everything. Salt water."

"Salt water?" I asked him.

"Yes," he said, "in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.”
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“If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?”
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“The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the salt sea.”
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