My Gift To You – DollyAnna’s Miracle

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills This week’s blog is a short story I wrote – My Christmas gift to you. Scan code from your mobile device, or click on cover / link below for free PDF download and enjoy my fiction short story during this season of miracles. http://www.diannmills.com/pdf-downloads/DollyAnna’s_Miracle_by_DiAnn_Mills.pdf       Congratulations to Stacey from Nevada whose name was drawn …

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills From the Harvest Festival candy corn to Thanksgiving mashed potatoes and pies, to Christmas cookies, and New Years goodies, we are planning and racing from one spectacular event to the next. Work loads and family responsibilities don’t change, we just slide the holiday activities in. The hurried pace can make us cranky. Lack of sleep gives …

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Thanksgiving will be here in less than two weeks. We are a country that has much to be thankful for, and we want our traditional holiday to be memorable for the great food. If you’re like me, you’ve been scouring through old cook books, tried and true recipes, and online and print magazines like Southern Living …

Favorite TV Shows from a Writer’s Perspective

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills I’m always looking for a solid TV show, one that entertains while I’m learning from the writers. This blog is totally from my perspective as a writer. Solid entertainment in a TV show must have the following: Three dimensional characters. Inner and outer landscape problems – even if it takes several weeks or the whole series …

Writers Who Deliver a Powerful Story

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Reading excellent novels invites me into a story world where I lose track of time. I meet new characters who have a compelling story, dive into unique personalities, and share an adventure with them. I admire how they solve problems and face life. In short, I’m a picky reader. A book has to grab me in …

Dear Reader, It IS about You – Giveaway

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills I love sending you a short blog each week. It’s my friend-time, a chance to show you how much I appreciate your support. My goal is to vary the blog topics so you’ll be entertained, inspired, and encouraged, much like when I create a story. This blog is for you, and with that foremost in mind, …

How Christopher Columbus Faced His Fears Plus Giveaway!

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills We all have something that frightens us. Our list of fears is endless—heights, flying, public speaking, the dark, snakes, spiders, falling, doctors, germs, and the list goes on. Today is Columbus Day, and I wonder what Christopher Columbus might have been afraid of. Here are six things that I doubt he feared because history shows us …