Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

JFK on Gratitude

Ciao, amici! It’s that time of year when we’re looking at Halloween through our rearview mirror and heading toward Thanksgiving (in the US). Because of that, I tend to be hyper-focused on gratitude now (and every November).

To that end, I found this quote by JFK to be more than appropriate.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget 
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, 
but to live by them.

I make my living with words, so I’m always happy when I find someone who believes in the power of them. Particularly when both the words and the actions mean so much.

And now, last week’s writing links:

Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:


Story Empire

Romance University

Posts by others in the industry:

And when you’re done with these links, don’t forget to check out the sidebar, where you’ll find more links to some of my favorite sites.

Have a great week! Arrivederci!

Published by Staci Troilo

A writer fascinated with interpersonal relationships, the importance of family, and the relevance of heritage. Learn more at

35 thoughts on “Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

      1. That’s a LONG list. But if you have any specific questions, let me know. I or a colleague might be able to tell you. Or point you in the right direction for getting the answers you need.


  1. A first time visitor to your blog, I was attracted by the beautiful picture and the most meaningful quote (stumbled upon it at twitter) Thanks for the inspiration Staci, and so many links! Much appreciated.

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  2. Wonderful quote and autumn photo, Staci! The month already seems to be speeding past and it must be good to have Thanksgiving to look forward to! Many thanks for the links and the last one especially had me intrigued and I had to head over. This is a very interesting article.

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  3. Some great links here, I love Laurie Schnebly Campbell!
    Speaking of words and gratitude, I received a letter in the mail from my grandson the other day (the first since they moved) and maybe because it wasn’t a text (we do that a lot), it made my heart swell with love. So yes, words mean everything ❤
    Have a wonderful week, my friend.

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    1. That’s wonderful, Jacquie. Letter/card writing is almost a lost art. My niece sent me a card last week (rather than the usual texting and phone conversations) and it really moved me. Words are powerful, as is thoughtfulness.

      Enjoy your week!

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