Category Archives: Writing

Favorite: Written? Kitten!

http://writtenkitten.net This is a good one for writers who need a little motivation. You may be happy with kittens, but I write for giraffes. Follow the instructions for changing the URL. If positive reinforcement works for you, give it a … Continue reading

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Pandiculation && Pavonated

Sometimes you run across interesting words: Pandiculation. Did you know there was a special word for that stretching-yawning thing we do in the morning? It’s pandiculation. Pavonated. You know that cool color you find on a peacock’s neck? If something … Continue reading

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Smiling Gravestones

Many years ago, I started a cemetery of sorts in my journals. It’s been so long, I can’t remember exactly why it happened this way. In my mind there are vague connections to a performance of Our Town we did … Continue reading

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#amwriting

After a long break, I am working on the novel* again. Apparently I have a tendency to “tell”, not “show”, so I’m trying to remedy that with some actual scenes that attempt to show what the characters are thinking and/or … Continue reading

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Quote: Writing

“People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because they despair of writing eloquently.” – Anna Quindlen   Which is why I’ve given up on trying to be perfect. 🙂 Otherwise it would all be in notebooks.

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Trying Times

Here’s the thing: I didn’t plan on taking that much of a break. Seems that somewhere along the way, I got stuck. Maybe I stopped feeling like I had anything to say. I wasn’t sure what was holding me back, … Continue reading

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Because I Can

Because when we don’t, we know we are not being true to ourselves. Because when we don’t, we know there is something more we could have done. Because when we don’t, we forget how to conquer fear. Because someone else … Continue reading

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Do not publish this post

Struggling to stay on track. Discouraged by the mountain of work ahead to get to where I want to be. Feeling like I am just going in circles… And then I see it: I am afraid of being wrong, doing … Continue reading

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Why We Cry

No, this isn’t about sadness. This is about Hope and Inspiration. About emotions. Sometimes my inner soul reaches through and tells me – the public, distracted me – that it is time to focus. That there is something important going … Continue reading

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You CON Do It!

Every time I leave the con, I feel like I can write again. I’m inspired and motivated, encouraged by those who have succeeded. The con, for those of you who can’t make sense of it, is CONduit. For me, this … Continue reading

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