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Lessons on selling a house: why I’m not writing

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”~Matsuo Basho, Japanese poet Once we listed our house, I thought I’d get my life back; I did, but I lost my mind in the process. Some people would argue … Continue reading

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Memories Swarm around me

“Life is a song, sing it; Life is a game, play it.”~Sai Baba, Indian leader I’m feeling nostalgic as I pack up my life. The phone app Timehop reminds me of what has been years ago on this date in … Continue reading

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How I learned to like coffee

“Coffee is a language in itself.”~Jackie Chan, Chinese actor I never used to be a coffee drinker, but now I am. My parents gave me a sip of their black coffee to satisfy my curiosity, and I found it to … Continue reading

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Choose or choose not; that is the question

“Today I choose life.”~Kevyn Aucoin, American artist Are you writing right now? Why, or why not? Have you talked to your dear friend lately? Did you spend two hours on social media last night? Are you exercising or being active … Continue reading

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Thank you, evil ex-Boss (a nod to Halloween)

“Don’t dream it; Be it.”~Dr. Frank-N-Furter, A Scientist Thank you for being a horrible boss. Thank you for driving me so crazed that I quit. Without my day choked by you, I explored different avenues and experiences. I had fun … Continue reading

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Beyond social media: Like yourself

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”~Albert Camus, French philosopher Are you kind to yourself? Probably not. We tell ourselves… I’m not a good writer, we say. I’ll never be published/finish a story. I’m not … Continue reading

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Finding writing inspiration from cheesy sleazy motivational speaker

“Motivational speakers are used car salesmen without the wheels.”~D.W. Hirsch, soon-to-be-World-Famous author I get pumped after a good motivational speech, which is the point of them. My writers group hosted a speaker this weekend who left me wanting more, which … Continue reading

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How I’m removing #ROW80 stress at this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Hi. I’m glad you could come over today. My husband’s out of town for a few days. He left way early this morning, and it’s quiet and a bit lonely here. I’ve still got some … Continue reading

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Be accountable for your writing: my #ROW80 Round 3 goals

“I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”~Winston Churchill, English statesman Here we go again. A Round of Words in 80 Days, Round 3 for 2016 runs from July 4 – Sept 22, 2016. … Continue reading

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Emerging perspectives for emerging writers

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”~Albert Einstein, German scientist I now understand why beta readers are so important to writers. Since I moved to Michigan, I have relied on my Deadwood Writers Group for input and … Continue reading

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