Sheila M. Cronin

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Sheila M. Cronin The psychology of gift-giving began to intrigue me after I witnessed an unusual exchange between a shopper and perfume sales clerk one December. The s…moreThe psychology of gift-giving began to intrigue me after I witnessed an unusual exchange between a shopper and perfume sales clerk one December. The shopper, a young man in a hurry, stated he needed a gift to fix a problem with his girlfriend. Without hesitation, the clerk recommended that rather than perfume, he should buy his girl jewelry so beautiful it would make her cry and then she would be his girl again. I knew I had been given a Christmas story to write and it eventually became "The Gift Counselor." I also included this scene in my book.

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Sheila M. Cronin I found that teaching myself to play Spider Solitaire on my laptop did wonders for my plotting and writing. The game is deceptive, it creeps up on you…moreI found that teaching myself to play Spider Solitaire on my laptop did wonders for my plotting and writing. The game is deceptive, it creeps up on you. It makes you change course over and over and unless you yield to a better solution, you will lose. It took me 3 days to learn the game but when I finally "got" it, I felt so good. As time, went on, I found that playing the game opened my mind up to new options with my writing. I hope this suggestion helps you.(less)
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The Gift Counselor

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Best of All Gifts

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Heart Shaped

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“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
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