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Reblog: 11 Practical Ways You Can Be a Hero For An Elder or Caregiver

Thank you, Jen Finelli. I am excited that you invited me to be a guest on your  Becoming Hero blog. In Twitter Jen’s known as Petre3Pan. 

When you care for others, you are a hero to them. I hope these ideas help you. You will love the Super Hero image on Jen’s blog.

11 Practical Ways You Can Be a Hero For An Elder or Caregiver

1. Pray for them. Call caregiver on the phone and ask how you can help Choose one of these needs that you feel comfortable discussing with her: Emotional, Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Financial, Social. Give her the phone number of your local Social Services and also the contact information for the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in your county to ask about available respite (rest from caring duties), support groups, and other services that might help her and her elder….

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What Will Your Main Character Drink?

“What Will Your Main Character Drink?” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about your main character.

It’s possible that what your character’s drink is significant to the plot in a crime novel. It might on the surface look like her favorite drink, but it could be tinged with poison.

Does your main character drink too much of a certain drink that causes him health, relationship, or money problems?

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Whiskey Stranahans Tour

Does your character refuse to partake of certain drinks because of their taste, cost, or because of the memories they invoke?

Is your main character stranded on a desert and see visions of all the drinks on this page of my blog, yet cannot get a single sip of water?

Does your character have a way of brightening up another character’s day with whipped cream designs in a cup of hot chocolate?

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Does the villain in your book try to romance your protagonist with a high-priced meal and wine! Is she fooled?

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Is your main character forced to stay in a rinky-dink hotel and not even have money to get a soda from a soft drink machine?Pepsi machine morguefile file8281305757473

Does the owner of the motel hear him complain and offer him a cup of coffee free?

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Does your main character wake up on the farm? Does he know how to milk the cow to get enough milk for his family for breakfast or will he resort to asking for help?milk morguefile Mleko w dzbanku


Did your main character buy strawberries at the store and use them to make smoothies as a reward for writing the next chapter of her novel?strawberry smoothie morguefile941239402476

Oh no, your main character found out she’s allergic to strawberries! Perhaps she can reward herself with a chocolate milkshake instead!

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Chocolate Milk Shake

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed browsing through my story ideas and pictures. Thank you, http://www.morguefile.com. It is wonderful that they allow us to use these pictures for free.

What is your favorite drink? What will you never drink even if someone paid you a hundred dollars?

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Main Character Series with Pictures and Questions to Inspire Your Writing:

  1. What Shoes Would Your Main Character Wear?
  2. In What House Would Your Main Character Reside?
  3. How Will Your Main Character Get from Place to Place?
  4. What Will Your Main Character Drink?
  5. What Will Your Main Character Eat?

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