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Choose your own words in haiku and adventure

“Only I can change my life; no one can do it for me.”~Carol Burnett, American actress Words and video games don’t mix. The video game Zork? is a simple game: type your actions. The puzzle in this text-only game is … Continue reading

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A Penn State birthday #WeekendCoffeeShare writing & eating ice cream

If we were having coffee… …we would NOT be having coffee. Oh my gosh! Didn’t I tell you Penn State atmosphere is electric?!? Shoulder to shoulder crowds, the bars, the random football cheers, the street music. This town is too … Continue reading

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A schedule to publish two stories in one month

“A good beginning makes a good end.”~Louis L’Amour, American author I can do three things at once; at least, I used to. Reflecting on this past Weekend Coffee Share post, my writing and editing process reminded me of Comm 242 … Continue reading

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Contradictory critiques: what do you believe?

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”~Herman Melville, American author Recent feedback for my Star trek MomMemoir is full of inconsistent whimsy. I gave myself permission to do 4 edits on my short story of … Continue reading

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Let’s write letters in April

“The pen is an instrument of discovery rather than just a recording implement.”~Billy Collins, American poet Have you written a letter lately? April is National Letter Writing Month. I was ahead of the game last year when I started writing … Continue reading

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Should you write about everything?

“Be happy for this moment; this moment is your life.”~Omar Khayyam, Persian poet I made it to the other side. The 2-day move from Michigan to New Jersey was casual. April weather in February accompanied me my entire drive. My … Continue reading

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On being “Home” this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Hey, good to see you. **Hug** Thanks for meeting me so late. I’ll be at my in-laws in a few, but their coffee is from some big box warehouse store, so I always stop here … Continue reading

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Feeling nostalgic about writing and missing crayons

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”~Tom Stoppard, English writer I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately. Maybe it’s the packing and seeing my previous life end up in boxes. Touching these things that are or were precious … Continue reading

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Big News about writing and life

“Move out of your comfort zone; you can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable.”~Brian Tracy, American author Now that it’s officially official, here’s the Big News: we are moving to New Jersey. More correctly, we … 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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