Pivotal Points in Writing – What are Yours?

October 8 by

So, as is always the case, as I was looking for one thing, I found another.  This time, it was a short story I wrote as a senior in high school.  It was a story that was very close to me because I was about to graduate from high school, and I was terrified of the next steps.  I knew most everyone in my class was, but I also knew many were too scared to say it. It’s also the story I look back to as the first one with any real maturity to it.  It dealt with emotions that were real, a setting that was real, and a real impending event.  It helped me sort through those emotions, and come out on the other side knowing I wasn’t alone.  That I was in...

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Connection levels and risk

May 10 by

If you tell people what you really think, in life or in business, there will always, always be those who don’t want to hear it.

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17 important tune-ups for your blog

March 16 by

If you’re wanting to put your best blogging self out there, here are some things to check up on or implement. Has your blog ever had these key features? If so, have they gotten rusty on you?

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Make the Child Inside You Happy!

March 11 by

Why make this little one happy? Because she/he is you. The real you. The one with gleeful abandon.

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New York City Subway Series: Romance

February 8 by

Recently, I visited New York.  We spent a lot of time moving from place to place via the subway. If you’ve never ridden the subway in New York, I highly recommend it.  If you’re a writer, photographer, or artist, I would go as far as to say riding the subway is a MUST. Yes, it’s dirty, it’s loud, it’s crowded, it can be smelly and tight and frustrating.  But, it’s a great place to people watch.  Every possible walk of life moves through New York by that means of transportation. This is the third and final post (for now) in the New York City Subway Series.  The first one was on journaling.  The second one was on character development.  And this one offers some thoughts on love stories. When you travel on the subway/train,...

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New York City Subway Series: Character Development through Shoes

February 1 by

I thought to myself, she’d be a great heroine for a story. Strong and quiet with kickass shoes! Perhaps the shoes were her weapon of choice? Not a joiner, but someone who could be counted on to do what was necessary when called upon for action.

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