Category Archives: writing

Peace-ing Out Through Writing

“You’ve been making excuses for your writing since you finished college. First, you couldn’t find a subject that inspired you. Then, you chose Howard, who conveniently wasn’t interested in having his memoir written. When he finally said yes, you latched … Continue reading

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Joyful Rebellion Is for Me

I decided that I will be a NaNo Rebel this year! I desperately want to participate, but I don’t want it to turn into some kind of chore. I’m just beginning to love this practice, so I am participating in … Continue reading

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Anyone Else Doing NaNoWriMo?

I had told myself I wasn’t going to mess with that this year. I don’t write much fiction, but I kind of want to anyway. Of course, there’s the option to be a NaNo Rebel. I have to do some … Continue reading

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All Writers Are Created Equal. Well, Not Really.

I found an intriguing article when trying to find something to write about tonight. The National Writers Union has a diversity section on their website. One of the diverse groups covered in this section is writers with disabilities. Being a … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Places on Earth

It’s time for another visit to Camp Bluebird at Bonclarken in Flat Rock, NC. This is also the place of some of my fondest memories from college retreats. It’s so much like going home that I can’t even explain. In … Continue reading

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Words that Soothe the Soul

I spent the afternoon listening to music. I accidentally discovered that my “wild child” puppy dog Callie got quiet when I played the video for Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” I was so shocked when I noticed that … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Writing Self

I’ve been struggling with my writing process for a while, and Andi showed me why. I’ve been trying to do what other people do in their writing lives, and it simply doesn’t work for me. I need routines, rituals, and … Continue reading

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I edited the last post with the author and book title I’m recommending! Enjoy, y’all!

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Declare Yourself Independent

Do you ever think too much about what people will think of your creativity? Well, I’m declaring today Independence Day from exactly that. I’m giving you permission to write/art for yourself and permission to remember that your art/writing doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Fingers on Keys

Patti Digh told me if I didn’t know what to write, sit with my fingers on my keys. Something has usually come for me with that advice, so I need to get back to just that. It really is hard … Continue reading

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