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Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction Hutchinson’s Law: Any occurrence requiring undivided attention will be accompanied by a compelling distraction. You’re looking at the computer, sitting with pen in hand, or staring at a blank canvas of some kind and before you know … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come whispering, ‘It will be happier.’ ~Alfred Lord Tennyson. Winter Solstice Celebrations honoring the winter solstice as a moment of transition and renewal        date back thousands of years and … Continue reading

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Sparking your Creative Muse

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. ~Isaac Asimov Sparking your Creative Muse Your mind is busily making up stories all the time. The stories can range from what somebody said to you and how you would have … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytellling

The Human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories. —Mary Catherine Storytelling is truly an art. A tale well told hooks most people. Every good story has a few vital components: A clear theme the reader can easily follow A … Continue reading

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Writing tip of the Month

When you read a sentence, the parts most likely to catch your attention and stay in your mind are the beginning and end; we call them the positions of emphasis, with the stronger position at the close of the sentence. … Continue reading

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Writing Tip of the Week

Writing Tip of the Week – Remember, a great setup to an idea or a crisis – depending on whether you’re writing a self help book or a memoir or novel – will prepare your reader for what’s coming. That … Continue reading

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Word by Word – Your Creative Edge

Happy Spring! “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. — E.L. Doctorow Word by Word Good quotes are like poetry … Continue reading

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Writing is Good for the Soul –

“Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things–thoughts, ideas, opinions.” ~ Paulo Coelho Our lives are filled with experiences.  If we don’t tell others about them or write them down, they are usually lost … Continue reading

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What’s Your Intention For Writing?

Focus on your intention for writing – whatever it is – a book, a blog, an email, etc. What is it that you want to communicate, express and convey? By focusing on your intention, you’ll find you’ll focus less on what words to write … Continue reading

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The Holiday Season is Upon Us!

The holidays are upon us.  Accompanying them is the longest night of the year before the days begin to lengthen and the sun returns.   The solstice has been celebrated as a time of renewal and rebirth for centuries, when … Continue reading

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