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Writer. Editor. Multiple-award-winning novelist. National-award-winning journalist. Weight-loss expert. Photographer. Truck owner. Horse rider. Dog lover. Yoga enthusiast. Krav Maga devotee. Slow-cooker fan. Find me at: shellijohnson.com

10 Perils If You Stay On A Path You Don’t Belong On

 

It’s not harmless to keep on going down a path you just don’t want to be on. You might not think the stakes are life or death. You may tell yourself it’ll be okay, that somehow it’ll all work itself out in the end. But my guess is that you’ll find a lot of suffering along the way.

I’d also argue that while following a path you don’t belong on might not lead to your physical death, it’ll surely...

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Cheers!


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Hi Lorraine! *waves* Glad we're connected over here. Cheers!


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A guest post on why I wrote my novel, SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED. :) http://bit.ly/IKkgJC


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Shelli Johnson Collette wrote: "Hi Shelli,

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Hi Collette!

Thanks right back. I'm always thrilled to meet another writer. Have a great day.

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Shelli Johnson Graeme wrote: "Hi Shelli, Thanks for your friendship :)) enjoy your day."

Hi Graeme! *waves* Thanks right back for yours. :) Hope you have a great day, too. Cheers!


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Shelli Johnson Do you trust the story when you write? It's important that you do. Here's why: http://ow.ly/a32NG


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Shelli Johnson Douglas wrote: "Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Shelli!
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Hi Douglas! Thanks for your friendship right back! Nice to meet you. Cheers! :)


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Shelli Johnson We’re talking owning a small press, social networking tips, & my next novel. An interview with me on author Cassandra Davis’s blog: http://ow.ly/9E8rE


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Shelli Johnson I'm the guest judge on THIS EVENING'S 5 Minute Fiction Contest. Starts at 8:30 p.m. EST. Winner gets an ebook copy of my novel SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED for either Kindle or Nook. Stop by & join in! http://ow.ly/9D6tf


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Shelli Johnson Stuart wrote: "Thanks for being my new friend, Shelli. Now if I can only work up to your favorite author's list! :-)"

Hi Stuart! *waves* Thanks right back for your friendship! I will be happy to check out your book & add you to my favorite author's list. :) Cheers!


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Shelli Johnson K.E. wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Shelli!!"

Hi K.E.! *waves* Thanks right back!! Have a fabulous day. Cheers!


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Stuart Land Thanks for being my new friend, Shelli. Now if I can only work up to your favorite author's list! :-)


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K.E. Saxon Thanks for the friendship, Shelli!!


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Shelli Johnson Carole wrote: "hi! i think i know you from Twitter?
thanks!"


Hi Carole! *waves* We do know each other from Twitter. Nice to see you here, too. Cheers, darlin. :)


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Shelli Johnson L.J. wrote: "Thanks for the invite Shelli!"

Hi L.J. It's nice to see you over here, too. Cheers!


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L.J. Kentowski Thanks for the invite Shelli!


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Shelli Johnson Are you afraid of writers? Here's why, maybe, you should be. My guest rant on the Rant, with Occasional Music blog. http://ow.ly/9mj13 :)


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Shelli Johnson This coming Friday is Read Across America Day. Here's a guest post on why writers must read if they want to become better at their craft. :) http://ow.ly/9l7hL


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Shelli Johnson This coming Friday is Read Across America Day. Here's a guest post on why I read & why reading matters to me. :) http://ow.ly/9jZSD


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Shelli Johnson "SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED is a book that will hold its own alongside great literature. It is a story I will savor for a long time to come . . . one of the most compelling and well-crafted books I’ve read in a very long time."

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Shelli Johnson Here's a crock-pot recipe for a Caramel Mocha Latte Love Potion ~ my guest blog on fellow author, Terri Giuliano Long's blog: http://ow.ly/99VtX


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Shelli Johnson Another lovely 5-star review of my novel by a veteran. :)

“Small as a Mustard Seed, in my opinion, is an important book. It embarks on shedding light on a very prevalent illness, especially since there are thousands of Americans coming back from war even as I type." http://ow.ly/98bPg


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Shelli Johnson My latest guest post, this time on the StoryDam blog: Some more of my favorite writing advice ~ SLOW DOWN & SEE IT. http://ow.ly/95FnM


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Shelli Johnson We're talking: cocktail parties, writer's block, & the book I wish I'd written. I'm the featured blogger this month on the Scrivengale blog. Stop by & say hi! :) http://ow.ly/8Xkrg


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Shelli Johnson Need some advice on how to get your book reviewed by major publications? A guest post I wrote for the Novel Publicity blog with 10 invaluable tips: http://ow.ly/8MvoI


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Shelli Johnson Savannah wrote: "Shelli, thank you for the friendship."

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Thanks right back. Very nice to meet you. :)

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Happy New Year to you, too. Thanks for your friendship also. And finally, happy reading to you! *I love exclamation points as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* :)


Savannah Shelli, thank you for the friendship.


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Shelli Johnson We're talking: social media, taking risks, and keeping your eye on the prize. An interview with me on Ashley Barron's blog. :) http://ow.ly/8D5U5


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Shelli Johnson NOOK owner? SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED is available on NOOK. :) http://bit.ly/xfXJTP


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Shelli Johnson GIVEAWAY ~ Now open to NOOK users, too. Just realized I can gift Nook copies . . . so enter now to WIN an eBook copy of SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED. Only a few days left! :)

‎"This is a story that will run you through an emotional marathon at a sprinters pace. Rarely do you find a novel or a writer than can reach inside the reader to evoke such strong feelings but Shelli Johnson’s ‘Small as a Mustard Seed’ is that one in a million story."

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Shelli Johnson Dessert & an excerpt ~ my guest post on Katheryn Lane's blog. Drop by, say hi, & get a great crock-pot/muffin recipe. :) http://ow.ly/83Jqh


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Shelli Johnson Does looking at the numbers make you crazy? Or happy? My guest post on the Rant, with Occasional Music blog. http://bit.ly/t62jT5


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