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What Do You Need to Create Art?

This right here is why creating any kind of art, including poetry and other kinds of writing, is so incredibly difficult to do. When you have a broken heart, it’s hard to feel the way you do, much less think … Continue reading

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Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner

This is my first read of 2017, and it’s a re-read of a favorite. I also re-read all the reviews before writing this. Some of the criticisms are fair. The ending is abrupt (no spoiler), Alicia isn’t the most likeable … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to People We Wish We Really Knew

This is why I haven’t written for a few days. I was so floored by the loss of these two artists that I didn’t know how to respond. I wasn’t a true fan of Carrie Fisher, but even I know … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Coloring Book by Rachel Funk Heller

I’m kinda in love with The Writer’s Coloring Book by Rachel Funk Heller. I’m not much of a fiction writer, but how can I resist “paper dolls for grown-ups” as a way to envision your character and “Building a Story … Continue reading

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Book Mail Is My Favorite!

I could not get the lighting right on this picture. My room is really dark. This was last week’s book mail. I discovered The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship and the Writing Life when I wrote the post about literary citizenship. … Continue reading

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40 (plus 38 more) Awesome Gifts for the Writers, Book Lovers, & Word Nerds on Your Christmas List This Year

Originally posted on The Qwiet Muse:
Christmas is almost upon us. Shopping for that perfect gift is the order of the day, (sometimes right up until that last moment before the goodies are to be unwrapped).┬áIt can be terribly difficult…

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Unfit by Lara Cleveland Torgeson

I forgot I wanted to write a review of the book Unfit by Lara Cleveland Torgeson, who set her novel in the time period Eugenics Boards were approving forced sterilizations in some states, in this case the state of North … Continue reading

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