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The English Rose give-away winner

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On Christmas Eve Day I posted The story behind The English Rose with an announcement for a special holiday give-away.

The winner of the holiday give-away for $20 worth of The English Rose pens/pencils is Esther Miller. Congratulations, Esther!

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It’s never too late

Even if you didn’t win the give-away, you can still connect with Collette on Facebook or email The English Rose at englishroseest2011@yahoo.com.

I hope you enjoyed the holiday posts. Next up – a special four-pack of guest blogging tips.

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The story behind The English Rose

English Rose 1About Collette, The English Rose

I am a Military wife of 11 years; my husband is active duty Air Force. We met while he was stationed in Spain and traveled to England for classes. I am British by birth, hence The English Rose name. We currently live at Eglin AFB in Florida and have four wonderful children together, one of whom is special needs.English Rose 8

The business started when I used one of my pens at a store and the cashier asked me where I’d purchased it; I explained I had made it. The cashier asked if I sold them; when I said no she said I should. From there, everything just fell into place.

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Ordering on the page is easy – you can hit the Order Here Tab located at the top of the page by the photo album, or, if you prefer, email me at englishroseest2011@yahoo.com. From there we discuss exactly what you would like for your customized order.

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Connect with The English Rose 

Connect on Facebook or email The English Rose at englishroseest2011@yahoo.com.

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Writers

Wouldn’t these pens or pencils be a great give-away at a book signing or conference? You can have them personalized with your name and website!

Special holiday give-away

Make a comment on this English Rose guest blog and be entered in a random drawing to win a $20 gift of English Rose pens or pencils. A comment must be made by midnight of Christmas Day. Winner will be announced December 26.

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May I quote you? Great writing quotes.

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov: Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.*

E. L. Doctorow: Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury: You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

Elmore Leonard: I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

Toni Morrison: If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

Sharon O’Brien: Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.

Isaac Asimov: If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde: A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

W. Somerset Maugham: There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

*Anton Chekhov’s quote about the glint of light on glass is one of my all time favorite quotes. I think about this quote every time I consider “show, don’t tell.”

Do you have a favorite writer’s quote?

How many of these authors have you read?  

Quotes taken from Brainy Quote and Quote Garden

Photos from Wikipedia

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