Category Archives: Inspiration

April is Poetry Month

I don’t know why we do it, assigning commemorative days and weeks and whole months to different ideas. It’s a strange phenomenon. It is as if those things don’t have enough of a voice, that we must draw extra attention … Continue reading

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Lighting the Fire for the New Year

It’s a new year and it’s filled with brand new possibilities.  For writers, that might include setting writing goals. I’ve found that writers tend to be incredibly artistic free-souled people. This often results in the complete inability to make realistic … Continue reading

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NaNo 2014 – Finishing up!

Alrighty writing world, good news – for those doing NaNoWriMo, there is only 4 days left of insanity before time’s up.  This means that this is the last NaNo post I will be doing for the year and we will … Continue reading

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NaNo 2014 – Beating the Murky Middle

Saturday marks the halfway point for all you NaNo writers out there, that means you should be nearing or hopefully passing the 25,000 word mark in your new drafts.  It’s usually around now when the story starts falling apart and … Continue reading

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Writerly Quote of the Day – Asimov

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers” – Isaac Asimov In Hamlet, Shakespeare said “brevity is the soul of wit.” Today, and quite possibly for the next unforeseen future, I will be brief. It turns out that blogging, … Continue reading

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The Caged Bird Has Flown Free

This morning I was saddened to learn of the passing of renowned poet and icon of her generation, Dr. Maya Angelou.  Although I’ve never been a terrific student of poetry, I have experienced Maya’s work when in a high school … Continue reading

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Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott

If I were to ever teach a writing class, heaven forbid, I would have everyone read at least two different writing books written by writers.  It wouldn’t matter which ones either, because honestly they all say variations of the same … Continue reading

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Slow Down, Enjoy the Journey

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” Ralph Waldo Emerson As a species we tend to rush things, we want what we … Continue reading

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Being Flexible – The Next Best Thing to Being Regular

One of the most repeated bits of advice I’ve heard floating around the writing world is to create a schedule for your writing and then stick to it. Having a schedule and a fixed time dedicated to writing mean exactly … Continue reading

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Why do I write? and the “Seed of Light” Award

Lately there have been a lot of writers posting their declarations of why they write on their blogs and other social media.  Not to be one to shun trends, I think it’s a splendid idea to pin down the real … Continue reading

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