Author Archives: Dot Ainsworth Day

About Dot Ainsworth Day

Though I taught English for a number of years, I am only now working on Being a Writer. I wrote but as a teacher, as a family therapist, as a student, as a mother; now I am a writer. I still occasionally work as a family therapist. Because I am easily distracted by technology and have a tendency to procrastinate,I need to re-state that: I AM A WRITER. BACK WHEN: MEMORIES OF A SHARECROPPER'S DAUGHTER THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR In writing process: BACK WHEN: A Taste for Murder

Taking Up Serpents by Ian Sutherland *****

I first read an Advanced Review Copy of Sutherland’s new book, Taking Up Serpents,a thriller featuring his cyber expert, Brody Taylor. Brody’s life is in danger and his choices put also at risk his significant other, a detective who helps … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself

Storge–caregiving love. I will take care of you when you are well to keep you well; I will take care of you in illness because of storge love. Do you remember the story of the college president who gave up his career to provide personal care for his wife in her later days? Storge–apply to yourself so that you can love others. As a parent, I consider what is in the child’s best interests. What do I want for my child that he or she would want for himself? I want my child to be educated, socialized, able to be independent; I structure in those behaviors that work toward these purposes. I want my child to love Jesus; I model my love; I pray for and with them, take them to church. Continue reading

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NANOWRIMO DEVOTIONS

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BACK WHEN: A TASTE FOR DEATH–RESEARCH

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GOOD GRIEF! FOR TEACHERS AND LEADERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Do you remember Charlie Brown’s typical comment?  “Good Grief!” Often there is nothing good in the cause for our grief.  But we do need to grieve  well. In the past few days two young men whose lives touched or were … Continue reading

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NOVEL IN SEARCH OF A TITLE

DESCRIPTION:   Emma died at a young age during the Depression years in Mississippi, shortly after her miscarriage with her third child, leaving behind one son and one daughter, less than three years old.  her husband Houston remarried, and his … Continue reading

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REVISITING THE TRUTH

Originally posted on The Falling Thoughts:
From the moment we take our first breath, to the moment we take our last and all the time in between is called LIFE. Everyone has a different and unique prospect about life according…

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THIS WRITING LIFE–A PROCESS TO ILLUSTRATE

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JUST thinking

JUST thinking One man’s creativity is another man’s brain damage. (thinking of yourself in the face of doubt) Judge people by what they do, not by what they say. “I only love God as much as I love the person … Continue reading

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Weekend Edition – When a Writer Moves …

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