Category Archives: Jackie’s Posts

Writing: Sow the Seeds & Watch it Grow

At some point in time, you’ve probably heard about the four stages of competence. If you haven’t, in a nutshell, it’s the process one goes through while learning a new skill. I first learned about the stages when I left … Continue reading

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The City by the Bay with Friends Along the Way

Recently, my family and I did something we’d never done before. We planned an actual vacation that didn’t revolve around travel baseball or returning home to visit with family and friends. With three votes cast, a drive down California’s Pacific … Continue reading

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Destination Planes, Trains & …

It’s field trip Friday! Although I live in Chicagoland, we are not heading toward the city! Say what? Aren’t all the best attractions located somewhere close to the Chicago city limits? Nope! So slam on the brakes, lay down a … Continue reading

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I admit it. I’m going to need therapy.

I’ve prepared for this moment for eighteen years now. But in these last few hours as a mom with a senior in high school, come Saturday, I know I’m going to completely fall apart. Sure, after twenty-four weeks of puking … Continue reading

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So I’ve Finished Another First Draft…Now What?

Yup! That’s how I feel when I’ve finally made it to the end of another story. But what happens now? Every author has their own process they go through. I thought I’d see if I could pinpoint how I get … Continue reading

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#MarchMadness Through the Eyes of a Writer #amreading #books

Hello & Welcome! Three things come to mind when I think about the month of March: St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago, Spring Break at the beach, and March Madness—the road to the Final Four! Growing up in Southern Indiana, March … Continue reading

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Sweet & Small, The Greatest Month of All

Hi! I’m J.M. Maurer, one of the newest members of Authors of Main Street. You may have heard about me through my writing, or our paths have crossed during some previous moment in time, or you might not know me … Continue reading

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