The moment you get it right

March 29 by

That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right…

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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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Vulnerability and ripples

March 2 by

My personal life has been a little chaotic lately, and I can hear the changes in my writing voice. I was trying so hard not to let anything show. I have been fooling myself.

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Don’t Wait for Perfection

February 22 by

My mother was always planning neat parties and get togethers.  She’d mine magazines for images that would be the perfect décor, recipe, or method to do something related to it.  She’d check out yard sales, holiday sales, and stores for the right accoutrements to use in the theme, so that the mood would be set, the look would be right, and everything would be perfect.  Unfortunately, my mother never had those awesome gatherings she planned. She took up tole art painting.  She was incredibly talented.  She did beautiful work.  But, she could never see the beauty of it because, to her, it wasn’t perfect.  She did finally release some of her work into the world through gifts to family.  No one ever looked at her work and said, “oh wow, you have a tiny...

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Grasshoppers and procrastination

February 16 by

Why does intending to write a certain thing take the wind out of it for me? It doesn’t make sense.

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How to write on the bad days

September 22 by

It’s easy as writers to let the circumstances in life weigh us down past the point of creativity and openness. I don’t want to be here. I don’t FEEL like making a point.

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