AGT Blogs

Inspirational Writing for March 18, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Monday, 18 March 2019
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A positive attitude is when you think of more reasons to do the right the thing than excuses not to. The right thing may not always be what benefits you, but what will make a situation better.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 17, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sunday, 17 March 2019
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There are some things that only our faith can explain. Why we easily forgive others, why we feel content in a world of chaos, and why we know we are loved in spite of our shortcomings are all explained by our faith. When you know God’s love has no limit, faith explains everything.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 16, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Saturday, 16 March 2019
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One of our greatest motivators in life is also one of our greatest fears. This fear will make us push harder, endure longer, and never give up. It’s the fear of disappointing those we love. In our heart, we can face any type of fear except letting down those we love.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 15, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Friday, 15 March 2019
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In life, sympathy has a way of making us feel like the burdens of others should also be ours. We feel sorry for them and want to help fix their problems. Be careful of this temptation because what may be their burden today may become what they blame you tomorrow for not fixing.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 14, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Thursday, 14 March 2019
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One of the hardest things to do in life is to hide our scars. Some run so deeply, they changed our lives. Others are superficial, but always remind us of the mistakes we’ve made. Everyone deserves to be happy. Don’t let your scars be the thing that’s standing in your way.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 13, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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In life, it’s not always the person who says what needs to be said that people admire. It’s the person who says it in a way that everyone understands, accepts, and is inspired to follow.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 12, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Tuesday, 12 March 2019
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Sometimes, we feel like raindrops falling in the ocean. We make a small splash and then disappear. The truth is the sea needs those raindrops to exist. Like the raindrops, your friendship and caring make a difference and allow love to exist where it may not exist otherwise.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 11, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Monday, 11 March 2019
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Though it may be difficult, we need to remember just because we can do something, doesn’t mean we should. And, just because we feel we should, doesn’t mean we need to. Our emotions often make us do things we shouldn’t. Sometimes, doing nothing is the best response.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 10, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sunday, 10 March 2019
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Sometimes, we’re going to say things that are not in our heart. This is why what’s in our heart means more to God than the words from our mouth. God knows the difference between what’s in our heart and what we may say out of emotion.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 9, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Saturday, 09 March 2019
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In life, it’s assumed that unless someone speaks up against something, they are for it. Other than this being an utterly ridiculous assumption, silence is sometimes our best response. Silence neither shows opposition or approval. It reserves opinion.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 8, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Friday, 08 March 2019
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In life, we don’t always achieve the dreams we want, but we sometimes forget all we’ve accomplished. We take for granted the character traits we possess or the respect others may have for us. We may not be living our dreams, but someone may be dreaming of the life we’re living.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 7, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Thursday, 07 March 2019
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The two biggest things holding us back in life are fear and guilt. Fear keeps us from attempting things we’ve never done, and guilt won’t let us forget the mistakes we made in the past. Until we overcome these two things, we’ll never get past our apprehensions.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 6, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Wednesday, 06 March 2019
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Inspiration happens when you are aware of all that surrounds you, you look beyond the surface of what you see or hear, and then allow your emotions to expand all of this in your heart and mind.... Read More


My Masochistic Ritual

By: Jim Hartsell on Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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I was performing my regular masochistic ritual of checking my book sales the other day and when I pulled up my Amazon author’s page, I found this listing for my first children’s book, “The Mountain Climber” (note the price):  The details are more than a little convoluted, but this particular book is in limbo right now and yesterday was listed (correctly) as out of print. When I che... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 5, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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One of our goals in life should be to learn from our mistakes. But we should also learn from the mistakes of others. Being aware of others mistakes and seeing their effect on them should also serve as a learning experience for us as well.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 4, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Monday, 04 March 2019
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One of the things we must try to be in life is approachable. Our attitude, our demeanor, and our appearance say a lot about us. If our mannerisms tell others to stay away, it may limit the love we receive. Building a wall around you also keeps those who care about you out.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 3, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sunday, 03 March 2019
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Prayer is like anything else in life. The longer you go without doing it, the more you forget to do it. Without prayer in your life, you may feel all alone. Don’t wait until special times to talk to God because the best time to pray is the moment you realize you haven’t.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 2, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Saturday, 02 March 2019
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Everyone in life is a survivor. We’ve all been through things that may not have been life-threatening, but they were life-changing. We should keep this in mind as we interact with each other. No one is without scars from the personal battles they have fought in life.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for March 1, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Friday, 01 March 2019
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In life, we all hear voices. Some that have given us good advice and others out of love. But, the one voice we all hear and have in common is our own. It’s there to make us stop and think before we act. Don’t ignore the voice within you. It speaks from years of experience.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 28, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Thursday, 28 February 2019
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Life is like a two-lane country road meandering its way through moments of shade and bright beams of sunlight. It’s a winding road with curves that gently sway you from side to side and others where you are blinded as to what is around the next corner. Like this beautiful drive, don’t fear in life what you cannot see. Just be more cautious as you approach the blind curves of your life.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 27, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Wednesday, 27 February 2019
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Sometimes, miracles in life are not easy to see. They are hidden within things that went smoothly or in something tragic that could have been worse. Don’t expect your miracles to be something miraculous. They are often quiet as a falling snowflake and subtle as a gentle breeze.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 26, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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In life, we can’t allow regrets to be something we dwell on. Allowing regrets to question if we would be happier had we followed another path is futile. Everything in life is a learning experience and there are no assurances life would be better had we done it any differently.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 25, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Monday, 25 February 2019
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In life, we sometimes wonder if our chances to help change this world diminish over time. Actually, it increases instead of decreases due to the experience we gain with age. Experience is acquired over time, and when we share it with others, it can change someone’s world.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 24, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sunday, 24 February 2019
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Sometimes, there are limits to what we can do, what others can do, or what more can be done. Our mind doesn’t want to accept this, but our heart knows it’s true. When you face these moments, don’t give up or give in, instead look up, and let God help you find your strength within.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 23, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Saturday, 23 February 2019
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Some of our most beautiful moments in life have nothing to do with what we see or hear. Some of them are created by the simplest words we read. It’s amazing what the words, “Like” and “Love” can mean to someone who cherishes your opinion.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 22, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Friday, 22 February 2019
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Every day, we should try to be a little better than we were yesterday. Sometimes, this requires we step back a step, regain our perspective, and then move two steps forward. Our greatest achievement isn’t always where we end up, but what we learn about ourselves along the way.... Read More


Sci-Fi July

By: Sam Bledsoe on Friday, 22 February 2019

In July of 2019, there will be a special promotion for Science Fiction enthusiasts. During the whole month of July, e-books will be $1.00! All AGT Sci-Fi paper backs will be 20% off on Amazon. Books by Tilmer Wright, Susan Kite, Pat Crumpler, Sam Bledsoe and Sharon Higa will be available. version 2... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 21, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Thursday, 21 February 2019
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From our greatest disappointments can come our most significant changes. What may knock us down may also open our eyes and allow us to see changes we need to make. Whether the changes will be something positive or not depends on the perspective we have when we stand back up.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 20, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Wednesday, 20 February 2019
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In life, you can’t walk forward if you keep looking behind you. If you try, you will miss what is ahead of you, walk past opportunities you never see and allow what you cannot change to affect what you can. Live for today and tomorrow … not to make up for yesterday.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 19, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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In life, most success is the result of great sacrifices that were made. Often, those sacrifices were not made by us. Sometimes, love requires giving up something, so someone we love can succeed. Don’t forget those who sacrificed for you. It was a gesture of love.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 18, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Monday, 18 February 2019
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One of our goals in life should be to prove who we are every day. We do so through our choices, the strength of our convictions, and our consistency. How consist we are in what we stand for tells others who we are.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 17, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sunday, 17 February 2019
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The greatest strength we possess is the one that lives within us that picks us up, props us up, and pushes us forward. It’s the strength that assures us we are not alone and never without hope. It shows us through our faith we can endure all things.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 16, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Saturday, 16 February 2019
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Sometimes in life, we don’t know what to do, so we must rely on what we can do. Not every decision will be correct, and others may be criticized, but sometimes all we have in life is our experience, wisdom, and common sense to make our hardest decisions.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 15, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Friday, 15 February 2019
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Sometimes, the only things that separate those who do things and those who don’t are the confidence to try and the courage to risk failing. Not everything we attempt in life will work, but those things we never try have no potential of succeeding.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 14, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Thursday, 14 February 2019
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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.  Love knows no greater partner than understanding, devotion, and commitment. It’s not what we say that proves our love, but the place in our life we hold that special person. A touch upon their skin will fade away, but one upon their heart can last a lifetime.... Read More


Article Last Saturday

By: Susan Kite on Thursday, 14 February 2019
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I moved away and a year later get a call from the Cleveland Daily Banner. Colby Denton wanted to do an article. So we talked on the phone and this is what he wrote: http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/susan-kite-enjoys-writing-sci-fi-fantasy-fiction,94187 I think he did an excellent job and I am very grateful to him. Hope you enjoy it.  Feel free to share it!   sue... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 13, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Wednesday, 13 February 2019
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Sometimes, those who display the highest amount of confidence, possess the greatest amount of fear. What they show to others is continuously questioned by themselves and must be reinforced every day by their behavior. Deep inside, we all share the same inadequacies.... Read More


Thrillogy, new from Kaye George

By: Kaye George on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

reblogged from Travels With Kaye http://travelswithkaye.blogspot.com/2019/02/thrillogy.html Don’t you love that word? I love the way it sounds, what it evokes, but even more, I love that I have one just now published at Wildside!       Mine is a collection of all three of my Imogene Duckworthyshort stories. It’s great to have them together in one place. If you g... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 12, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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People that we cherish in life never leave us. They may not be where we can see them, but through our memories, they’re always close. Our love for them will never fade because our heart never forgets those who touched our lives in a special way.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 10 and 11, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Monday, 11 February 2019
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In life, we rarely care about anything we don’t believe in. If we have no confidence in it, belief in it, or see any worth to it, it’s difficult to know the importance of it. Sadly, this is how some people feel about themselves. We never know who needs to be lifted up every day. Sometimes in life, we feel we’re not the person we want to be. We know the person we are, b... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 9, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Saturday, 09 February 2019
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I was asked once if I had to give a young person one bit of advice, what would it be? My answer was: “It’s hard to change a first impression with a second attempt, so make sure you don’t have to rely on it.” What would have been your advice?... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 8, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Friday, 08 February 2019
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In life, it’s not the battles we win, but the ones we have the courage to fight. We may face unthinkable odds of prevailing, but none the less, we take on the battle. Not every war will be won, but every conflict will prove we cared.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 7, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Thursday, 07 February 2019
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In life, it’s not the number of days we live that means the most. It’s the number of days we didn’t sacrifice to anger, jealousy, or envy. It’s about living every day to its fullest without regret. Love and joy make a happier life than spite and revenge.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 5, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Tuesday, 05 February 2019
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Sometimes in life, it’s not the shortest route we take that gets us to where we need to be, but the longest one. Often, the journey is as important as the destination. You may be on that journey now, be patient, there may be something that you’re needing to learn along the way.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 4, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Monday, 04 February 2019
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Sometimes, our greatest influence on others is not in our words or even our actions. It’s often in our decisions that affect others. How much we consider the feelings of others tells a lot about us. How kind, considerate, and empathetic we are, leaves an impression on others.... Read More


Inspirational Writing for February 3, 2019

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sunday, 03 February 2019
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We all seek a calmness in our heart. We want a peace that fills us with hope and love. We desire the tranquility of a content life and a joy we can embrace every day. All this comes with knowing you are unconditionally loved and you find this in the love of God.... Read More


A Sci-Fi Special Offer for January

By: Sam Bledsoe on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
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For those who love Sci-Fi, I will soon be announcing a special promotion for my books in January.... Read More


A Special Offer from Tilmer Wright

By: Sam Bledsoe on Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Tilmer ran a free promotion for 3 days on the Kindle version of The Bit Dance for our members. From Friday the 23rd through Sunday the 25th, the book was free on Amazon. He asked our members to do him a favor by downloading a copy and that we share it with anyone we thought might like to read a fun story. As always, he asked for reviews. Let's hope it was a successful promotion and that he will sh... Read More